Read more about the article The Evidence for Impacts of Deworming Grows
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The Evidence for Impacts of Deworming Grows

Evidence Action engages in a rigorous and systematic approach to identify development interventions that we can turn into programs that benefit millions of people with real and proven results. That is what sets us apart from most global development organizations. All programs that we undertake have a strong evidence base generated from peer-reviewed, rigorous evaluations that demonstrate a clear causal chain, most often in the form of randomized control trials (RCTs). 

Evidence Action engages in a rigorous and systematic approach to identify development interventions that we can turn into programs that benefit millions of people with real and proven results. That is what sets us apart from most global development organizations. All programs that we undertake have a strong evidence base generated from peer-reviewed, rigorous evaluations that demonstrate a clear causal chain, most often in the form of randomized control trials (RCTs).

Evidence Action’s Deworm the World Initiative is a good example of a program that is bolstered by a well-rounded and very strong evidence base that highlights the positive impacts of mass deworming on children’s cognition and education across diverse settings.

And now there is new evidence that further supports that mass deworming works and even has long-term effects.

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Read more about the article Full Transparency: Deworm the World Initiative’s Grant from Good Ventures
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Full Transparency: Deworm the World Initiative’s Grant from Good Ventures

Good Ventures provided $1.5 million to Deworm the World Initiative at Evidence Action, based on GiveWell’s recommendation of Deworm the World as a top charity for 2013. These funds were donated by Good Ventures to “cover around 75% of the minimum level of funding that GiveWell would like to see its recommended charities raise during the 2013 giving season.”  

In the spirit of openness and transparency that GiveWell practices, the purpose of this blog post is to share how we are deploying the Good Ventures grant resources. 

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Read more about the article Groundbreaking Announcements for Deworming
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Groundbreaking Announcements for Deworming

Last week, the community of global stakeholders combatting the scourge of Soil Transmitted Helminths (STH), the major category of intestinal worms that we focus on, came together to discuss groundbreaking investments and chart a path forward in the fight against STH. In a series of events hosted by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) and the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) at the Institut Pasteur in Paris, France, the community agreed to work collaboratively toward the collective goal of scaling treatment of STH globally. 

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