“It led to us saying, ‘We should be in this because we are committed to the countries and because this is the single-biggest issue they are facing,’” he said. “The things that we consider day to day around leadership, coordination, management and organization are as much a part of this story as the doctors and nurses on the front line.”
As a result, over a three-week period, the organization pivoted its efforts toward addressing the management of the Ebola crisis. In-country staff shifted to assisting governments in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea toward improving their central coordination mechanisms.
Advisers supported the design and management of effective district control centers in order to help the countries struck by the crisis to produce better and more reliable information that could inform decisions that are both critical to the success of the response and efforts post-Ebola."
The work described here was carried out by the Tony Blair Africa Governance Initiative, it is now being continued by the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change.