Evidence Action scales proven solutions that improve the lives of millions. We implement cost-effective interventions whose efficacy is backed by substantial rigorous evidence.
Evidence Action identifies innovative, appropriate financing mechanisms and builds best practice operational models. We voraciously self-evaluate, learn, and improve our models for scaling with a commitment to transparency on progress, impact, and value for money.
Our current programs are:
Dispensers for Safe Water is an entrepreneurial program for more than 4.7 million people in rural Eastern and Southern Africa. It is a proven innovation that dramatically expands access to water treatment at an extremely low cost.
Deworm the World Initiative scales up school-based deworming programs worldwide to improve children’s health, education, and long-term development. It currently supports deworming of more than 200 million children annually.
Evidence Action Beta explores what programs with proven impact might work next for millions of people. Similar to beta testing for software, we are pressure-testing promising interventions to determine their suitability for massive scale-up.
Dispensers for Safe Water are a proven, innovative, and low-cost approach to increase rates of household chlorination.
The Deworm the World Initiative works with governments around the world to develop and implement national school-based deworming programs.
School-based mass deworming programs leverage existing infrastructure, and result in treatment coverage of over 80% of at-risk children at a cost of less than USD 50 cents per child per year.
Evidence Action Beta turns big ideas into real solutions for millions of people living in poverty.
We identify and pressure-test evidence-based innovations that reduce the burden of poverty, and then design and build the most cost-effective programs. We develop the partnerships, operations, and financing to roll out those programs to millions.
Borrowing from software development where ‘beta’ connotes software prior to commercial release that is still being tested to determine whether it's right for users and to find bugs, Beta ensures that new programs maximize benefit while reducing any unintended consequences before they are deployed to millions of people.