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Evidence Action

Evidence Action scales evidence-based and cost-effective programs to reduce the burden of poverty for hundreds of millions of people. Our approach fills the gap between research about what works and solutions for people in need. We operate in six countries across the globe and positively impact the lives of hundreds of millions every year in a measurable way.

Evidence Action Accelerator

Evidence Action’s Accelerator drives new program development, selecting high-potential interventions with massive opportunity for evidence-based, cost-effective impact. The Accelerator tests and refines delivery models with the goal of rapidly scaling interventions with levels of impact similar to our existing flagships.

Dispensers for Safe Water

An estimated 525,000 children under the age of five die from diarrhea each year, often as a result of unsafe water. Childhood diarrhea is still the second-leading cause of childhood mortality. Dispensers for Safe Water installs chlorine dispensers directly next to rural water sources in Sub-Saharan Africa, allowing residents to add a precise dose of diluted chlorine to their jerricans before filling the can with water. The water stays clean for two to three days. At a cost of around $1.24 per person per year, Dispensers for Safe Water is a proven, innovative, and cost-effective approach to increase rates of household chlorination.

Deworm the World Initiative

More than 835 million preschool- and school-age children are at risk of parasitic worm infection. The Deworm the World Initiative partners with governments  to develop and implement national, school-based deworming programs. This results in treatment coverage of over 280 million children a year, and costs on average less than USD $0.50 per child per treatment, with measurable improvements in health, economic, and educational outcomes.