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| 2010 || {{dts|April 20}} || WDI || The World Development Indicators 2010 is released by the World Bank.<ref>{{cite web |url=https://blogs.worldbank.org/opendata/world-development-indicators-wdi010-released |publisher=The Data Blog |title=World Development Indicators (WDI) 2010 released |date=April 22, 2010 |accessdate=October 4, 2017}}</ref> || || Various
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| 2010 || || GDP rebasing || Ghana's government revises its official GDP numbers upward by 60%. This leads to discussion among development economists and others about the reliability of GDP numbers, and is the impetus for Morten Jerven's work on the unreliabilty of GDP statistics in Africa.<ref>{{cite web|url = https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2012/11/24/think-u-s-gdp-numbers-are-unreliable-check-out-ghanas/?utm_term=.2b88a8b49631|title = Think U.S. GDP numbers are unreliable? Check out Ghana.|last = Plumer|first = Brad|date = November 24, 2012|accessdate = October 16, 2017|publisher = ''Washington Post''}}</ref><ref>{{cite journal|url = https://www.afdb.org/fileadmin/uploads/afdb/Documents/Publications/ASJ15%20Section1%20Eng.pdf|title = Revising GDP estimates in Sub-Saharan Africa: Lessons from Ghana|last = Jerven|first = Morten|last2 = Duncan|first2 = Magnus Ebo|journal = The African Statistical Journal|volume = 15|date = August 1, 2012|accessdate = October 16, 2017}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|url = https://www.theguardian.com/business/2012/nov/20/economics-ghana|title = Lies, damn lies and GDP. Or, how Ghana went from being one of the poorest countries in the world one day to an aspiring middle-income one the next|last = Jerven|first = Morten|date = November 20, 2012|accessdate = October 16, 2017}}</ref> See {{w|2010 Ghana GDP rebasing}} for more information. || Ghana || Ghana
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| 2011 || {{dts|April}} || WDI || The World Development Indicators 2011 is published.<ref>{{cite web |url=https://elibrary.worldbank.org/doi/abs/10.1596/978-0-8213-8709-2 |title=World Development Indicators 2011: World Development Indicators |accessdate=October 4, 2017}}</ref><ref>{{cite web |url=http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/245401468331253857/World-development-indicators-2011 |title=World development indicators 2011 (English) |publisher=The World Bank |accessdate=October 4, 2017}}</ref>
| 2013 || || || ''Poor Numbers: How We Are Misled by African Development Statistics and What to Do about It'' by Morten Jerven is published.
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| 2014 || {{dts|April}} || GDP rebasing || {{w|Nigeria}}'s government changes the way it calculates its GDP, rebasing to use current prices and market structure, thus giving more weight to Nollywood and mobile phone services that have grown a lot in recent years. This results in an 89% increase in the estimate for the GDP. With the new estimate, Nigeria leapfrogs {{w|South Africa}} as the biggest economy of Africa.<ref name=gdp-brief-history/>{{rp|vii}}<ref>{{cite web|url = https://www.ft.com/content/70b594fe-bd94-11e3-a5ba-00144feabdc0?mhq5j=e7|title = Nigeria almost doubles GDP in recalculation|date = April 7, 2014|accessdate = October 17, 2017|last = Blas|first = Javier|last2 = Wallis|first2 = William|publisher = ''Financial Times''}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|url = https://www.economist.com/news/finance-and-economics/21600734-revised-figures-show-nigeria-africas-largest-economy-step-change|title = Step change. Revised figures show that Nigeria is Africa’s largest economy|publisher = ''The Economist''|date = April 12, 2014|accessdate = October 17, 2017}}</ref><ref name=brookings-rebasing>{{cite web|url = https://www.brookings.edu/blog/africa-in-focus/2015/03/03/are-african-countries-rebasing-gdp-in-2014-finding-evidence-of-structural-transformation/|title = Are African countries rebasing GDP in 2014 finding evidence of structural transformation?|last = Sy|first = Amadou|date = March 3, 2015|accessdate = October 17, 2017|publisher = Brookings Institution}}</ref> See {{w|2014 Nigeria GDP rebasing}} for more information. || Nigeria || Nigeria
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| 2014 || {{Dts|April}}–May || WDI || The World Development Indicators 2014 is released. "Some of the changes for 2014 include new indicators for severe wasting, disaggregated by sex; national estimates for labor force participation; ratios of employment to population; and unemployment."<ref>{{cite web |url=https://blogs.worldbank.org/opendata/release-world-development-indicators014 |publisher=The Data Blog |title=Release of World Development Indicators 2014 |date=April 11, 2014 |accessdate=October 4, 2017}}</ref><ref>{{cite web |url=https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/18237 |title=World Development Indicators 2014 |accessdate=October 4, 2017}}</ref><ref>{{cite web |url=https://data.worldbank.org/data-catalog/world-development-report-2014 |title=World Development Report 2014 |website=Data |accessdate=October 4, 2017}}</ref><ref>{{cite web |url=https://elibrary.worldbank.org/doi/abs/10.1596/978-1-4648-0163-1 |title=World Development Indicators 2014: World Development Indicators |accessdate=October 4, 2017}}</ref>
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