IDA Insights on Africa

IDA Insights on Africa IDA Insights on Africa

December 2020

This premier issue of IDA Insights includes articles on lessons from West African countries' experiences with Ebola that could apply to the coronavirus pandemic; Russian activities in the Maghreb region of North Africa; developments in the democratic transformation of Sudan; drivers of violent extremism in Cabo Delgado; highlights of IDA's Africa Symposium 2020; and uses of the IDA-developed tool called Dynamic Risk of Instability Estimation Model (DRIEM).

Statistical Methods Inform Suicide Prevention Planning

Statistical Methods Inform Suicide Prevention Planning Statistical Methods Inform Suicide Prevention Planning

December 2020

This IDA Research Summary describes IDA’s use of hierarchical Bayesian statistical methods in research that found similar patterns of estimated suicide risk for members of the Army National Guard and members of the general population.