We do development differently.

Evidence Action is a global nonprofit organization with an approach distinctive in international development – we exclusively scale interventions that are backed by strong evidence and can be delivered with exceptional cost-effectiveness. We take a data-driven approach to identifying and scaling interventions which deliver outsized impact for the hundreds of millions of impoverished individuals who are our clients. We deploy deep expertise in building for scale, coupled with a focus on rigorous measurement and continuous program improvement, to ensure these solutions measurably improve the lives of millions.  

We deliver tremendous impact.

Our programs – in health, nutrition, and safe water – have grown since our founding in 2013 to reach over 280 million people annually. Our Deworm the World Initiative has helped governments across Asia and Africa deliver over 1.3 billion childhood deworming treatments – which have been shown to increase long-term income by 13%. This places deworming among the most cost-effective income generation programs in the world, as ranked by charity evaluators such as GiveWell and The Life You Can Save. Our Dispensers for Safe Water program provides sustained safe water access to over 4 million people in rural Kenya, Uganda, and Malawi. Our last-mile delivery network services communities through a free-to-use, human-centric design that increases usage over 5 times that of traditional water treatment options, preventing childhood illness and deaths caused by unsafe water. Dispensers for Safe Water has been recognized by Charity Navigator for its high cost-effectiveness, by Expo2020 as one of only 25 Global Best Practice Programmes, and a chlorine dispenser now resides in the Nobel Museum, selected by 2019 Nobel laureate Michael Kremer – whose work was integral to the program’s development.  

We drive innovation.

Evidence Action’s Accelerator builds the next generation of exceptional programs, taking an approach most similar to a venture capital model. We thoughtfully advance promising new programs through a rigorous, 6 stage process – from desk research to testing at large scale. We are ruthless in exiting programs which do not meet our criteria on scalability, evidence of impact, and cost-effectiveness, ensuring that the programs that do advance deliver outsized impact for millions of people

We are global.

Over 400 individuals work on our programs across eight countries – Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Nigeria, Pakistan, Uganda, India, and the United States, including both Evidence Action staff and close partners. We are united by a tremendous passion for our mission and the impact that together we create. We are strong because of our diversity of experience, geography, and background – with over 90% of our people in the countries where our impact is focused. This spirit, and our culture, are guided by a set of core values that underpin our work. These values embody our focus on evidence, urgency, iteration, and incessance in our search for solutions.

We have big ambitions.

Our goal is to double our impact by 2024, to fulfill our vision of a world where hundreds of millions of people in the poorest places have better opportunities and their lives are measurably improved. We believe in bold and urgent action – because poverty doesn’t wait, and neither should we

We need great people.

Our success to date is due to the collective work of our amazing staff. To achieve our ambitious goals, we need to grow our team. We are looking for people who share our passion for following the evidence, seeking cost-effective ways of working, and operating at scale. We seek individuals who take an entrepreneurial approach, enjoy tackling hard problems, and iterate to achieve the best solutions – and know that people with these skills come from many professional backgrounds.


If our vision and approach excite you as much as it does us, we invite you to join us




Watch our staff discussing what Evidence Action’s vision, mission, and values mean to them:


No matter your role, level, or position, your job at Evidence Action will contribute to meaningful and measurable impact. Read on for stories from our staff.

"It gives me so much joy to be able to see how many children we have helped treat, knowing the impact that deworming has on nutrition, health, and cognitive development, it is so fulfilling. So, I’m in a good place in terms of where I want to be and what I want to achieve."

- Chrispin Owaga, Associate Director, Deworm the World Initiative, Kenya


We work hard, while also embracing and supporting a healthy lifestyle.

The impact that Evidence Action achieves is because of the work and dedication of our staff. Evidence Action provides a comprehensive benefits package for employees worldwide. Our goal is to enable staff to live a healthy, happy, and well-balanced life while creating measurable impact on the lives of others.

Our generous benefits package for full-time employees includes:

  • Health insurance: medical, dental and vision coverage
  • Life insurance
  • 401(k)/retirement scheme
  • Employee assistance program
  • Global emergency assistance program (ISOS)
  • Travel accident insurance
  • Paid time off:
    • Vacation
    • Sick
    • Holiday
    • Bereavement
    • Maternity/paternity leave

*Benefits may differ based on country-specific regulations