Two years after launching the InfoLib Liberia project with iLab Liberia, mySociety returns to analyse its impact. In that time the project had faced many hurdles, some predicted, and some completely unforeseen.
Not least among these was the devastation of the country by Ebola, bringing curfews, fear and death — and making it difficult for people to continue with their daily lives. The social impact of such a disease is wide-reaching. Distrust, marginalisation and exclusion can be directed at those who show symptoms, or even who suffered and survived.
The InfoLib project cannot be seen in isolation from these challenges, which impacted both on training sessions and on researching the project’s outcomes. This post examines the issues in detail in advance of the final research survey.
Bramley, J. (2016). InfoLib’s Impact. [online] mySociety Research. Available at: http://research.mysociety.org/publications/infolibs-impact [Accessed 23 Sep 2017].