This rapid compilation of data analyses provides a ‘stock-take’ of social science and behavioural data related to the on-going outbreak of Ebola in North Kivu and Ituri provinces. Based on data gathered and analysed by organisations working in the Ebola response and in the region more broadly, it explores convergences and divergences between datasets and, when possible, differences by geographic area, demographic group, time period and other relevant variables. Data sources are listed at the end of the document.

The brief focuses on data generated between November 2018 and early February 2019, and also includes studies that were completed in October but only became available for analysis in November 2018. It builds on the previous SSHAP data compilation brief that synthesised social science and behavioural data generated in August-October 2018. This brief was prepared by Kevin Bardosh (University of Washington), Ingrid Gercama and Juliet Bedford (Anthrologica), with support from the Social Science in Humanitarian Action Platform and GOARN Research Social Science Group. Feedback was also provided by colleagues from CDC, UNICEF, WHO, IFRC, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI), London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and the Institute for Development Studies (IDS).