Blog Examines Ebola Donor Contributions, Calls for Better Data, Accountability

Center for Global Development’s “Global Health Policy Blog”: How Much Is Actually Being Spent on Ebola?
Amanda Glassman, senior fellow and director of global health policy at CGD, examines donor funding for Ebola and the discrepancies in reported funding among information sources. She writes, “The importance of reliable information about donor contributions in the aftermath of a crisis cannot be overstated. In an ongoing crisis, reliable and accurate information helps donors decide how to allocate funding in order to avoid overlap. However, it is difficult to assure accountability when it is impossible to match the total amounts in the press announcements with the actual money that has been allocated and spent in these countries…” (10/27).