Surviving Ebola

Public perceptions of governance and the outbreak response in Liberia

The findings in this report are based on data collected through an in-depth process of desk and field research – including interviews with experts in Liberia, focus group discussions (FGDs) held in heavily affected communities and a survey of 200 Liberians.

The research aimed to understand the experiences and perceptions of Liberians in the wake of the Ebola virus outbreak. The research looked at non-health impacts of the outbreak, the response to the outbreak, the reasons for denial of the virus’ existence and seriousness, and overall perceptions towards government.