Crisis includes natural, health, and human made disasters. Responding to and preventing crisis is a key to improving the lives of the poor especially in fragile states. IPA’s work in this space includes studies both during and after the Ebola crisis.

A young boy and girl gather rice in Sierra Leone
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The economic impacts of the Ebola virus must be monitored in real time for policymakers to estimate the short- and long-term costs of the epidemic and respond appropriately, yet information on the...

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Without special attention to creating economic opportunities for ex-combatants, they may be more likely to join rebellious groups, commit crime, and otherwise threaten political stability.

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During an Ebola outbreak, the rapid identification, diagnosis, and isolation of those infected is essential to preventing the further spread of infection.