Evidence Action

Evidence Action We scale proven, cost-effective solutions to global poverty-related challenges & reach 260+ million people. Impact recognized by GiveWell, ImpactMatters, & The Life You Can Save. For Updates: ow.ly/9Bkg50y8QP8 To Give: http://donate.evidenceaction.org
We solve urgent challenges facing millions of people in the world’s poorest places. How? By identifying, scaling, and sustainably delivering proven and cost-effective solutions to poverty-related problems. Our Deworm the World Initiative, a seven-time GiveWell top charity founded by two Nobel Laureates, works with governments to treat parasitic worm infections for over 260 million children annually at a cost of less than $0.50 per treatment. This school-based deworming program dramatically reduces school absenteeism and increases future earnings as children grow into adults. The impacts are so substantial they could pay for the program 100 times over! Our Dispensers for Safe Water program provides free and reliable safe water access to nearly 4 million people in rural Africa. The program installs and maintains chlorine dispensers at communal water points and recruits local promoters to encourage dispenser use. The result is reduced rates of diarrhea - a leading cause of child mortality. Dispensers for Safe Water is recognized by ImpactMatters as the most cost-effective clean water intervention in the world - up to 1.5 times more cost-effective than comparable alternatives, primarily because it is able to sustain uniquely high adoption (or usage) rates among communities reached. Meanwhile, our Accelerator is building a new generation of programs to help us double our impact by 2024, in line with our 5-year strategy. The Accelerator is supporting the Government of India’s efforts to improve and scale a iron and folic acid supplementation program designed to reduce anemia in children and adolescents. The Accelerator is also exploring innovative approaches for reducing global rates of maternal syphilis. Learn more about Evidence Action at www.evidenceaction.org or subscribe for e-updates: ow.ly/9Bkg50y8QP8.
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We identify, scale, and sustainably deliver proven and cost-effective solutions to poverty-related problems.

Mission: To be a world leader in scaling evidence-based and cost-effective programs to reduce the burden of poverty.

Operating as usual

#DYK? Childhood diarrhea is still the second-leading cause of childhood mortality. Learn how our Dispensers for Safe Wat...
09/13/2020

#DYK? Childhood diarrhea is still the second-leading cause of childhood mortality. Learn how our Dispensers for Safe Water program is helping to avert cases of #diarrhea by installing chlorine dispensers next to rural water sources in #Africa.

#SafeWater is a human right! Dispensers for Safe Water provides rural communities with convenient, no-cost access to cle...
09/12/2020

#SafeWater is a human right! Dispensers for Safe Water provides rural communities with convenient, no-cost access to clean water that improves the health of children and families. Off grid ≠ left behind.

09/11/2020
Current Openings

Do you care about scaling #impact to improve millions of lives? Do you believe rigorous #evidence should inform #globaldev? Come work with us! Check out our current openings: http://bit.ly/2oRlXVa

Take a look at the current openings at Evidence Action

Elizabeth Ayemba has lived in Kapsaoi village in #Kenya for nearly 50 years. Before one of our chlorine dispensers was i...
09/06/2020

Elizabeth Ayemba has lived in Kapsaoi village in #Kenya for nearly 50 years. Before one of our chlorine dispensers was installed, her community tried different water improvement methods, like boiling & using sieves. See what she says about improvements since:

Core to our organization is being #EvidenceFirst. We are led by the facts and go where the #data takes us. Robust, rigor...
09/05/2020

Core to our organization is being #EvidenceFirst. We are led by the facts and go where the #data takes us. Robust, rigorous #evidence informs our choices and decisions - from what interventions to test & scale to how we manage people & operations.

09/04/2020
Dispensers for Safe Water: It Takes a Village

Chlorine dispensers - free to use and simple to operate - can drastically reduce the risk of #waterborne diseases for entire communities. Learn how this simple system saves lives, and help us deliver #SafeWater to millions today: https://youtu.be/r5o_RxJ9_RQ

Evidence Action's Dispensers for Safe Water program provides access to safe water for roughly 4 million people in rural communities in Sub-Saharan Africa by ...

The problem: >800 million children are at risk of parasitic worm infections, threatening their long-term health, educati...
09/03/2020

The problem: >800 million children are at risk of parasitic worm infections, threatening their long-term health, education, & productivity. The solution: using existing education and health infrastructure to deliver #deworming treatment to children at schools. #DewormtheWorld

Anemia is the leading cause of #disability in #India, affecting millions of children. Learn how we're partnering with th...
09/02/2020
Evidence Action Accelerator - Evidence Action

Anemia is the leading cause of #disability in #India, affecting millions of children. Learn how we're partnering with the government of India to improve the effectiveness of its national iron & folic acid supplementation program to reduce anemia in kids: https://www.evidenceaction.org/accelerator/

Evidence Action Accelerator Evidence Action’s Accelerator drives new program development, selecting high-potential interventions with massive opportunity for evidence-based, cost-effective impact. The Accelerator tests and refines delivery models with the goal of rapidly scaling interventions with...

Our Deworm the World Initiative partners with governments to deworm children right where they are –in schools. Taken onc...
09/01/2020
Deworm the World - Evidence Action

Our Deworm the World Initiative partners with governments to deworm children right where they are –in schools. Taken once or twice a year, deworming tablets can improve children’s #health & #educational outcomes for

The Problem: Parasitic Worms​ MORE THAN 868 MILLION CHILDREN ARE AT RISK OF PARASITIC WORM INFECTIONS WORLDWIDE. While virtually nonexistent and unheard of in developed countries today, parasitic worm infections are endemic in many of the poorest countries in the world. These infections, known as ...

Impressed by our Dispensers for Safe Water & Deworm the World Initiative? Learn more about our Accelerator, charged with...
08/31/2020
Evidence Action Accelerator - Evidence Action

Impressed by our Dispensers for Safe Water & Deworm the World Initiative? Learn more about our Accelerator, charged with creating the next generation of #at-scale, #evidence-based, and #costeffective programs: https://www.evidenceaction.org/accelerator/

Evidence Action Accelerator Evidence Action’s Accelerator drives new program development, selecting high-potential interventions with massive opportunity for evidence-based, cost-effective impact. The Accelerator tests and refines delivery models with the goal of rapidly scaling interventions with...

80% of rural populations lack access to basic drinking water services (World Health Organization (WHO)). Our Dispensers ...
08/28/2020
Dispensers for safe water - Evidence Action

80% of rural populations lack access to basic drinking water services (World Health Organization (WHO)). Our Dispensers for Safe Water program ensures rural communities in Sub-Saharan Africa -that are often left behind by current approaches- have access to safe water. #wwweek
https://www.evidenceaction.org/dispensersforsafewater/

DELIVERING SAFE WATER TO MILLIONS AN ESTIMATED 480,000 CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF FIVE DIE ANNUALLY FROM PREVENTABLE DISEASES RELATED TO UNSAFE WATER.  In rural parts of low-income countries, most water sources are untreated, meaning that water is not safe to drink directly from the source. Our uni...

Nearly a third of primary & secondary schools still lack a reliable source of #safewater (UNICEF & World Health Organiza...
08/26/2020

Nearly a third of primary & secondary schools still lack a reliable source of #safewater (UNICEF & World Health Organization (WHO)). Teacher Joseph Masinjila shares how the installation of a chlorine dispenser at Irechelo Primary School in Kenya, improved students’ health ↓ #worldwaterweek #wwweek

Contaminated water can transmit diseases such diarrhea, cholera, and dysentery. Unsafe drinking water is estimated to ca...
08/24/2020
Dispensers for safe water - Evidence Action

Contaminated water can transmit diseases such diarrhea, cholera, and dysentery. Unsafe drinking water is estimated to cause 485,000 diarrheal deaths each year (@WHO). Learn how Dispensers for Safe Water provides over 4 million people with free and reliable access to safe water for only $1.24 per person per year. #worldwaterweek
https://www.evidenceaction.org/dispensersforsafewater/

DELIVERING SAFE WATER TO MILLIONS AN ESTIMATED 480,000 CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF FIVE DIE ANNUALLY FROM PREVENTABLE DISEASES RELATED TO UNSAFE WATER.  In rural parts of low-income countries, most water sources are untreated, meaning that water is not safe to drink directly from the source. Our uni...

To reap the benefits of #safewater, community members must use chlorine dispensers consistently. Through household inter...
08/23/2020

To reap the benefits of #safewater, community members must use chlorine dispensers consistently. Through household interviews and careful data collection we're constantly learning more about which factors boost the adoption of this #technology.

We constantly self-evaluate, test, measure, and adapt in order to ensure #impact. We strongly believe that if we can do ...
08/22/2020

We constantly self-evaluate, test, measure, and adapt in order to ensure #impact. We strongly believe that if we can do something, we can always do it #better.

08/21/2020
Dispensers for Safe Water: An interview with Mama Rosalia Lipesa

Before one of our Dispensers for Safe Water was installed in her village in #Kenya, Mama Rosalia Lipesa recalls that “the water was dirty…and children often got sick with diarrhea and vomiting.” Watch to hear how life has changed since chlorine arrived: https://youtu.be/QVQvx94lfJ8

Evidence Action's Dispensers for Safe Water program provides safe water access to roughly 4 million people in rural Africa. In this video, community member M...

We currently work in 6 countries in #Africa and #Asia? By strategically partnering with researchers, community members, ...
08/20/2020

We currently work in 6 countries in #Africa and #Asia? By strategically partnering with researchers, community members, institutions, & governments, we are measurably improving hundreds of millions of lives.

08/19/2020
Evolution of Dispensers

Iteration is key to maintaining #costeffectiveness as our programs continue to #scale. ICYMI, watch this video to see how our Dispensers for Safe Water evolved over the years with four generations of upgraded design: https://youtu.be/Nqt0wEkUmF8

Evidence Action's Dispensers for Safe Water program operates at scale across Kenya, Uganda, and Malawi, providing safe water access to 4 million people today...

Our Accelerator was created in order to rapidly identify and grow the next generation of new programs. It prioritizes re...
08/17/2020

Our Accelerator was created in order to rapidly identify and grow the next generation of new programs. It prioritizes ready-to-scale interventions and maintains #evidence, #cost-effectiveness, and #impact at its core.

#DYK? Parasitic worm infections can cause anemia, nutrient deficiencies, & loss of appetite. Deworming treatment leads t...
08/16/2020

#DYK? Parasitic worm infections can cause anemia, nutrient deficiencies, & loss of appetite. Deworming treatment leads to weight gain in children & allows more energy to be focused on their growth & development. Let’s team up to #BeatNTDs!

08/15/2020
Dispensers for Safe Water: It Takes a Village

It takes a village to deliver #SafeWater to millions. Dispensers for Safe Water works with over 50,000 community #volunteers to combat waterborne diseases, reduce childhood mortality, and ensure that no one is left behind in accessing clean water.
https://youtu.be/r5o_RxJ9_RQ

Evidence Action's Dispensers for Safe Water program provides access to safe water for roughly 4 million people in rural communities in Sub-Saharan Africa by ...

What does #impact at #scale look like? Check out this graph to see how our Deworm the World Initiative has scaled up ove...
08/14/2020

What does #impact at #scale look like? Check out this graph to see how our Deworm the World Initiative has scaled up over the past few years to reach >280 million children across the world with deworming treatment.

Building on existing at-scale delivery platforms can be key to #costeffective scale-up of evidence-based programs. One r...
08/13/2020

Building on existing at-scale delivery platforms can be key to #costeffective scale-up of evidence-based programs. One reason we're excited to work with the government of #India to design+test improvements to its school-based delivery of iron/folic acid tablets to children.

08/12/2020
Current Openings

Do you care about scaling #impact to improve millions of lives? Do you believe rigorous #evidence should inform #globaldev? Come work with us! Check out our current openings: http://bit.ly/2oRlXVa

Take a look at the current openings at Evidence Action

"Economize without compromise" is one of our core values. At an average cost of
08/11/2020

"Economize without compromise" is one of our core values. At an average cost of

08/09/2020
Evidence Action's Dispensers for Safe Water Intro

Get the #safewater scoop in 30 seconds! Here's how our Dispensers for Safe Water program is tackling the issues of waterborne diseases and diarrheal deaths ⬇️ https://youtu.be/QcdH3QbHyuE

Evidence Action's Dispensers for Safe Water program provides access to safe water for rural communities in Sub-Saharan Africa by installing chlorine dispense...

How does school-based deworming work? Teachers, with support from the health system, administer #deworming treatment to ...
08/08/2020

How does school-based deworming work? Teachers, with support from the health system, administer #deworming treatment to all at-risk children through the existing education infrastructure. This approach is safe, #costeffective, & scaleable.

A study published on Monday demonstrates how deworming positively changes the trajectory of children’s lives. The result...
08/06/2020
The 44 Cent Treatment That Dramatically Changed Lives in Kenya - Evidence Action

A study published on Monday demonstrates how deworming positively changes the trajectory of children’s lives. The results make clear the urgent need to sustain programs like our Deworm the World Initiative, which treats over 280 million children per year.
https://www.evidenceaction.org/press-release-the-44-cent-treatment-that-dramatically-changed-lives-in-kenya/

A landmark study offers new evidence of the long-term benefits of school-based deworming. As an organization that supports deworming for hundreds of millions of children each year, this study further proves the efficacy of our work.

A new 20-year longitudinal study shows that Kenyan children who received #deworming treatment for 2-3 years, have a bett...
08/05/2020
The 44 Cent Treatment That Dramatically Changed Lives in Kenya - Evidence Action

A new 20-year longitudinal study shows that Kenyan children who received #deworming treatment for 2-3 years, have a better quality of life decades later. The researchers estimate that for every $1 spent on the program, the fiscal benefits equate to $16.70.
https://www.evidenceaction.org/press-release-the-44-cent-treatment-that-dramatically-changed-lives-in-kenya/

A landmark study offers new evidence of the long-term benefits of school-based deworming. As an organization that supports deworming for hundreds of millions of children each year, this study further proves the efficacy of our work.

A recent landmark study by @tedmiguel and #Nobel laureate Michael Kremer, demonstrated that the benefits of school-based...
08/05/2020
The 44 cent treatment that dramatically changed lives in Kenya - Evidence Action

A recent landmark study by @tedmiguel and #Nobel laureate Michael Kremer, demonstrated that the benefits of school-based #deworming persists for decades, leading to 14% higher household consumption and 13% higher income.
https://www.evidenceaction.org/press-release-the-44-cent-treatment-that-dramatically-changed-lives-in-kenya/

A landmark study offers new evidence of the long-term benefits of school-based deworming. As an organization that supports deworming for hundreds of millions of children each year, this study further proves the efficacy of our work.

Following the #evidence allows us to develop programs that have the largest #impact at the lowest cost, ensuring value f...
08/04/2020

Following the #evidence allows us to develop programs that have the largest #impact at the lowest cost, ensuring value for money and reaching scale - thereby reducing the burden of poverty for millions.

Childhood diarrhea is still the second-leading cause of childhood mortality. Learn how our Dispensers for Safe Water pro...
08/03/2020

Childhood diarrhea is still the second-leading cause of childhood mortality. Learn how our Dispensers for Safe Water program is helping to avert cases of #diarrhea by installing chlorine dispensers next to rural water sources in #Africa.

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Pliz fellow Kenya let us all wash our hands keep 1 meter end fight this monster corona virus.
Hallo Evidence Action, am seriously and urgently looking for this chlorine dispensers, any lead?
Iam interested to start evidence action in my area in Malawi mulanje and therefore l seek your consent if you are agreement with that
I always mentor children during my free time please consider me,
IAM from marsabity county ,please will I able to work with you because jam passionate working as volunteer, and to serve my community willing,kindly
How can you assist my village get clean and safe water? imagine this what they use.
Let's not forget the on-going lack of general-purpose handcarts in most developing countries. We see many images of people (mainly women and children) physically carrying heavy loads, often to the detriment of their health, education and security, yet there's no evidence of any organisation actively addressing this impedance to progress and development. It's a typical “elephant in the room” situation. An obvious and adverse situation being continually overlooked and ignored. Handcarts are necessary elements of progress in farms, markets and communities, wherever animal and motorised load-carriers are absent. Let's find ways of making suitable, reliable and durable handcarts available to those who need them if they are ever to escape from drudgery and hardship. Yes, bringing water supplies nearer to communities is necessary and beneficial, but if it results in more water being carried more frequently, then there's probably an even greater need for handcarts.
I like your team,please i will like patner in the publication on CLIMATE Change as it afects our environment, tnx.
An edible acknowledgement of a Christmas gift donation
Great work u are doing. Atleast we are assured of safe water
always remember to treat your water with chlorine for safety life
Happy to work with this organization