Evidence Action in the News


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  • Deworming exercise improves school attendance Kenya News Agency reports the kickoff of the nationwide deworming exercise in Kenya and highlights the role of Evidence Action in helping increase the number of children dewormed since 2009.
  • LASG begins mass deworming of school-age children, targets 1.3m in 10 Endemic LGAs TVC News coverage of the latest deworming round in Lagos state includes an interview with Evidence Action’s Nigeria Country Director Dr. Ima Chima, describing our technical assistance role in support of the latest successful mass administration of deworming medicines.
  • Deworming exercise improves school attendance The Kenya News Agency describes positive outcomes of the recent deworming rounds taking place across the country, and mentions Evidence Action as a source of data for the number of children treated.
  • National school-based deworming program kicks off in Mombasa County KBC notes the kickoff of new deworming rounds in Kenya, with at least 4 million children across 14 counties set to benefit from the program jointly implemented by the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Health with technical assistance from Evidence Action.
  • How investing in our people helped us adapt during the COVID-19 pandemic Charity Navigator, the largest independent charity evaluator and leading donor advocate in the US, invited us to share this post, which describes the measures we took as an organization to continue operations in the midst of disruptions caused by the pandemic.
  • Child Nutrition provides an overview of the importance of deworming for children as well as the function of the deworming program in Pakistan, naming Evidence Action as a partner in the technical assistance to program delivery across the country.

August 2021

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June 2021

  • A nonprofit CFO’s guide to navigating a downturn  This article from CFO Dive features insights from our CFO John de Wet, who shared how Evidence Action strategized to maintain its commitment to program delivery and cost-effective impact in the face of the pandemic.
  • How foreign aid for medicine yields big economic returns  In this op-ed for the LA Times, Edward Miguel makes the case for investing in prevention of neglected tropical diseases, including deworming treatments, for high-yield returns in both health and economic outcomes.

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February 2021

  • The Case for Evidence-Based Innovation and Implications for USAID (and Beyond)The CGD explores the increasing demand for innovative ways to address development challenges, and mentions our dispensers as an example of an innovation that reaches millions and measures its impact with high-quality data.
  • Deworming at school. The News International stresses the importance of deworming, and highlights how our Deworm the World Initiative is assisting the Government of Pakistan in tackling the issue of parasitic worms within the country. 

January 2021

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May 2020

  • The Global Impact of Deworming Initiatives. Borgen Magazine explores parasitic worm infections and the global impact of deworming, highlighting Evidence Action’s Deworm the World Initiative as an example of a high impact and cost effective approach to deworming.

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January 2019

  • Why This Charity Isn’t Afraid To Say It Failed. NPR Goats and Soda. This story on our evidence-first commitment with No Lean Season features interviews with Senior Director, Innovation Karen Levy, Yale Research Partner Mushfiq Mobarak, and GiveWell’s Catherine Hollander.

December 2018

November 2018

October 2018

  • These are the charities where your money will do the most good. Vox Future Perfect. Dylan Matthews highlights Evidence Action’s No Lean Season and Deworm the World Initiative in this guide to giving effectively.

  • Lean Impact. Ann Mei Chang cites Evidence Action’s Deworm the World Initiative and No Lean Season as examples in her discussion of “how to innovate for radically greater social good.”

August 2018

JULY 2018

  • How Can Philanthropy Do More Good? Yale Insights. No Lean Season is highlighted as an evidence-based approach to mitigating seasonal poverty in this interview with Aaron Dorfman, president and CEO of the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy.

  • Kanika Bahl pulls back the curtain on innovation in development, Displaced podcast. In this interview with Ravi Gurumurthy and Grant Gordon of the International Rescue Committee (IRC) at Devex World 2018, CEO Kanika Bahl discusses how we’re rethinking impact, scale, and innovation in development.

June 2018

May 2018

  • Together, we can transform our nation, Daily Nation (Kenya). Deputy President William Ruto hailed G-United (our Winning Start program partnership with the Government of Kenya) as example of “service [and] spirit need[ed]” to achieve their Big Four agenda.

  • Q&A with Karen Levy, Apolitical. Part of Apolitical‘s series on scaling social impact, this Q & A with Karen Levy, Beta Director, covers Deworm the World Initiative and No Lean Season.

  • Turning Evidence into Action: It’s a process. Foundation Beyond Belief. In this guest-article, our Chief Engagement Officer Grace Hollister discusses our process of scaling up evidence-based, cost-effective programs to impact millions.

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December 2017

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June 2017

  • Empathy for Edwin: From Data to Stories, Christina Riechers. A look into Dispensers for Safe Water from a story-telling perspective, and the need to engage both hearts and minds in the giving process.

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December 2015


September 2015


  • Striving for Scale
    August 25, 2015, Centre for Public Impact
    Interview with former Executive Director Alix Zwane about evidence and scale.

  • Worm Wars: The Anthology
    August 4, 2015, World Bank Blog – Development Impact
    Summary of the debate about the benefits of mass deworming.

July 2015

June 2015

  • The Greatest Good
    June 30, 2015, The Atlantic Monthly
    Evidence Action/Deworm the World is featured as a high-impact charity to donate to.

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