Who We Are

Evidence Action scales evidence-based and cost-effective programs to reduce the burden of poverty. We fill the gap between research about what works and implementing solutions for those in need. Evidence Actions achieves this mission through its Beta function, which identifies, tests, and scales up potential new programs to be implemented on a mass scale. Our programs include:

Deworm the World Initiative

Recognized as a GiveWell Top Charity for a fifth year running, uses schools to reach children at risk of worm infection. Deworm the World-supported programs reach over 200 million children each year, at an average cost of less than $0.50 per treatment per child. Deworming improves health, education, and long-term productivity as children grow into adults.

Dispensers for Safe Water

Provides safe water access for 4.7 million people across sub-Saharan Africa at a cost of just under $1 per person. GiveWell recognized the program as a 2017 Standout Charity; it installs free-of-charge chlorine dispensers near community water points, allowing individuals to disperse a pre-measured amount of chlorine into their jerrycans, keeping it safe for up to 2-3 days;

Please note: At this time we are no longer accepting donations for No Lean Season due to the updated recommendations from GiveWell and Evidence Action.