Report of the real time evaluation of Ebola control programs in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia

Murray, A., Majwa, P., Roberton, T., Burnham, G.
Publication language
Date published
15 Mar 2015
Real-time evaluation
Accountability to affected populations (AAP), Epidemics & pandemics, Health, Recovery and Resillience, Urban
Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone

The Real Time Evaluation (RTE) was commissioned by the IFRC Secretariat to assess the Red Cross response to the 2014 Ebola crisis in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia from March 2014 to date. The intent of this RTE is to specifically look at implementation issues, with a focus to improving the on-going and future response needs of affected populations. The scope includes the assessment of activities to improve the response to affected populations, stakeholders, partners and donors, building on lessons learnt so far in this outbreak. The RTE team set out to answer the Terms of Reference questions concerning the Red Cross Ebola programs in the three countries. Field visits were conducted at key sites including Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia, and Nairobi. They interviewed National Society staff, IFRC delegates, heads of operations, volunteers, representatives of key stakeholders and personnel from the respective ministries of Health. A debrief with the IFRC and National Society personnel involved with the Ebola response was conducted before leaving each country. Key Movement and humanitarian actors collaborating with the Red Cross Ebola programs were interviewed to gain further insight.