UN Establishes Ebola Recovery Tracking Initiative

New York, 10 November 2017

In response to the Ebola crisis, donors generously pledged billions of dollars to support recovery efforts in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. In July 2015, the United Nations hosted the International Ebola Recovery Conference, convening governments, multilateral and philanthropic partners to solicit their support to both end the Ebola outbreak and to implement the national recovery strategies presented by all three affected countries at the conference.  At the conference, donor governments, multilateral organizations, and private foundations pledged $4.5 billion.

In 2017, the United Nations established the Ebola Tracking Recovery Initiative in partnership with the governments of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone.  This tracking effort is currently led by the United Nations Office of the Special Adviser for Community Based Medicine and Lessons from Haiti, with the support of the United Nations Development Programme.  The methodology used for this initiative was first developed by the United Nations Office of the Special Envoy for Haiti in response to the 2010 earthquake in Haiti.

Every effort is being made to encourage all donors who have pledged support to affirm their commitment and provide regular updates detailing their disbursement, including how their disbursements support the national plans.