Ebola Fund Watch
THE PROJECT: The Ebola Fund Watch project due to the May 2015 epidemic of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), which infected over 28,000 people and killed at least 11300 in Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Nigeria. The Fund was structured to guide the management of the emergency resources pledged and disbursed to manage a global spread of EVD. With about $2bn going to the West African region towards the containment of EVD, the project was designed to ensure the efficient use of the Ebola Fund, promote regional transparency and accountability by ensuring full access to data documenting how the Ebola funds were expended across affected countries for the benefit of the ordinary citizens within their borders, many of whom were direct victims. The Open Society Initiative for West Africa financed this project, and its progress was made possible with the assistance of other developmental partners; Ebola Alert, Campaign for Good Governance, Accountability Lab and HEIT Solutions.