Give Well named Evidence Action a top charity again in 2014 for its Deworm the World Initiative. The Deworm the World Initiative initially made GiveWell’s selective top charity list in 2013. Give Well is a charity evaluator.
Evidence Action works on programs for which there is a solid evidence base of positive impact, often in the form of randomized control trials. We develop the business models to scale these evidence-based programs so they benefits millions of the most poor and marginalized people. Evidence Action doesn’t work exclusively on a particular sector, like water or microfinance, or has a commitment to a particular kind of service delivery model. We are guided by evidence of impact first. So, what do we consider when assessing interventions to explore or support?
So what is our brand-new program Evidence Action Beta working on? As is true for many beta projects, we fully expect that some of these programs will not progress beyond the current stage as we learn more about them. We aim for one or two new programs at Evidence Action to be identified over the next year that meet our rigorous filters on the “path to scale.”