Research investigating the crisis response to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa in 2014-16 contains some important lessons for policymakers, both for dealing with the ongoing COVID pandemic and for building resilience to prepare for future heath crises.
Urbanization has a significant impact on social and economic growth and prosperity. But predicting the pattern of urban evolution in the future is difficult. New research, however, reveals that the level of ethno-linguistic diversity is a significant predictor of how urbanization is likely to evolve in a region.
Designing a mobile app to help create lasting changes in behavior is a difficult challenge. New research suggests that a measure of motivation – the Intrinsic Motivation Index score (IMI) – could play an important role in any solution.