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.

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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.

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Many post-conflict countries suffer from high rates of crime, violence, and unrest. Early warning systems, if viable, would help police and peacekeepers anticipate violence before it happens.