Liberia currently faces the dual challenge of rebuilding as the Ebola outbreak stabilizes while remaining vigilant to prevent its resurgence. To support policymakers and other stakeholders in their response, a team of researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Governance Lab (MIT GOV/LAB) is working with the Government of Liberia’s Peace Building Office to collect accurate data on key socio-political outcomes during the crisis.
In December 2014, a population-based household survey of Monrovia, Liberia collected representative data on citizen responses to government and NGO outreach efforts, knowledge, attitudes, and practices regarding Ebola, as well as current levels of food security, health outcomes, and economic hardships.
In coming months, the research team will re-survey respondents to track trends in the recovery process over time and provide this information to key stakeholders on the ground. If you would like to request additional information or make suggestions for our subsequent surveys, please contact us. If you’d like to subscribe to updates to this site, click here. If you’d like to explore the micro-data, click here.