Author Archives: Morten Jerven

About Morten Jerven

is Associate Professor at Norwegian University of Life Sciences and at Simon Fraser University.

Evidence Based Policy or Policy Based Evidence? Supply and Demand for Data in a Donor Dominant World

This post is a contribution to an online symposium on the changing nature of knowledge production in fragile states. Be sure to read other entries by Deval Desai and Rebecca Tapscott, Lisa Denney and Pilar Domingo, and Michael Woolcock. In 2010 I was doing research for Poor Numbers: How we are misled by African development statistics and what to do about it. I was In Lusaka, Zambia on a Wednesday afternoon, and was having a free and frank conversation with a specialist working for the UK’s Department for Continue reading →