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Ebola and corruption: Overcoming critical governance challenges in a crisis situation

By Boris Divjak and Kendra Dupuy
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Brief 2015:04) 4 p.

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Since the end of 2013, the Ebola virus disease has been ravaging the economies and societies of Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Guinea-Conakry, infecting over 20,000 people by the end of 2014. The disease also spread to Nigeria, though it was quickly contained. An estimated $1 billion in international public and private aid has been dispersed to these countries to try to stem the epidemic (Grépin 2015). Corruption played a key role in the outbreak, spread, and slow containment of Ebola in these affected countries.

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