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Who wants to know? The political economy of statistical capacity in Latin America

By: Dargent, Eduardo.
Contributor(s): Lotta, Gabriela | Mejía, José Antonio | Moncada, Gilberto.
Publisher: Washington: BID, 2018Description: 104 p.ISBN: 978-1-59782-320-3.Other title: A quién le importa saber?. La economía política de la capacidad estadística en América Latina.Subject(s): Estadísticas - Política Pública | Capacidad Estadísticas | Economía Política | América LatinaDDC classification: 330.98 Online resources: Click here to access online | Click here to access online Summary: The purpose of this book is to evaluate the institutional and technical factors that affect the strengthening and operation of national statistical systems, specifically, national statistical offices. This research seeks to answer the following questions: Why do some countries have greater statistical capacity than others? What are the determining political economy factors that condition the increase of statistical capacity in the region’s countries? What is the benefit of having good statistics and what is the cost of bad statistics?
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The purpose of this book is to evaluate the institutional and technical factors that affect the strengthening and operation of national statistical systems, specifically, national statistical offices. This research seeks to answer the following questions:
Why do some countries have greater statistical capacity than others? What are the determining political economy factors that condition the increase of statistical capacity in the region’s countries? What is the benefit of having good statistics and what is the cost of bad statistics?

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