Ebola and Corruption: Overcoming Critical Governance Challenges in a Crisis Situation

Report - External Series

Dupuy, Kendra; & Boris Divjak (2015) Ebola and Corruption: Overcoming Critical Governance Challenges in a Crisis Situation, U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre Brief, 4. Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI).

​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.

Authors

Kendra Dupuy

Kendra Dupuy

Senior Researcher; Desk Editor, Journal of Peace Research