Evidence Action scales evidence-based and cost-effective programs to reduce the burden of poverty for millions of people. Our approach fills the gap between research about what works and solutions for people in need. We operate in ten countries across the globe and positively impact the lives of hundreds of millions every year in a measurable way.
Evidence Action Beta
Evidence Action Beta is our in-house incubator of promising, evidence-based innovations. Beta designs, prototypes, tests and delivers measurably impactful, cost-effective programs that are ready for scaled implementation. Beta is currently testing multiple interventions, including No Lean Season, a GiveWell Top Charity, and Winning Start.
Dispensers for Safe Water
An estimated 315,000 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 helps rural communities install a chlorine dispenser directly allowing users to add exactly half a teaspoon of diluted chlorine to a jerry can before filling the can with water. The water stays clean for two to three days. At a cost of around $1 per person per year (April 2018), 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 works with governments around the world to develop and implement national, school-based deworming programs.
This results in treatment coverage of over 200 million children a year, and costs on average less than USD $0.50 cents per child per year, with measurable improvements in health, economic and educational outcomes.