Sierra Leone’s economic performance in the three years preceding the Ebola outbreak was impressive. The decline in iron ore prices occurred at the same time and wreaked further havoc to the economy. Paradoxically, some of the consequences were off-set by the Ebola dividend—budget support, limited debt relief, and more aid from donors including the IMF, […]
Outstanding and explosive piece by David Mihalyi on revenue management posted on the Natural Resource Management Institute blog. Mihalyi writes about the “deep turmoil” resource-rich, developing countries are experiencing due to low commodity prices: The impact of the price fall on the plans of all of these countries is daunting, and their governments face steep challenges in […]
After the misery, suffering and desolation caused by the Epidemic, the bad is slowly revealing itself and finally for Ebola, some Good seems to have been lurking among it all. There is enough written and still pouring in about the Ugly part of the Ebola epidemic. Sadly, in addition to the human misery of over […]
The use of empirical evidence to influence or determine policy is one of the major challenges found in countries at the bottom of the development ladder. What is the evidence so far about the transmission of Ebola? I am told by one of our erudite specialists in the field that over 99% of the cases […]
Rachel Glennerster, one of the authors of Running Randomized Evaluations, is writing about how we can plan to rebuild, post-Ebola. The blog can be found on runningres.com/blog. In her first post she provides some thoughts about rebuilding the economy: Planning for a post-Ebola West Africa: Part 1: The economy .
In London on October 2 2014, I wrote on the response necessary to eradicate Ebola and restore Sierra Leone to full economic health. Published the article on HuffingtonPost UK as ICG Country Director and LSEs Africa at LSE blog. The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has exposed deep pre-existing fault lines in Sierra Leone. The donor pledges being […]