Evidence Action — Accelerator Program

Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of $14,006,277 to Evidence Action to support their Accelerator program. The program works to assess, pilot, and scale interventions that GiveWell and Evidence Action believe are promising but that lack existing organizations to scale them. This grant was made on GiveWell’s recommendation.

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Centre for Pesticide Suicide Prevention — General Support (2021)

Open Philanthropy recommended a GiveWell Incubation Grant of £5,121,212 ($6,949,382 at the time of conversion) to the Centre for Pesticide Suicide Prevention (CPSP) to support work aimed at reducing deaths from deliberate ingestion of pesticides. CPSP plans to use these funds to expand to provide support to China, and work with relevant UN agencies and regulatory bodies to assist countries in which CPSP does not currently have a program. CPSP also plans to continue its work in Nepal and India. GiveWell Incubation Grants are recommended by GiveWell staff, and support the development of potential future top charities.

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Vital Strategies — Support for a Consortium on Alcohol Control Policy

Open Philanthropy recommended a GiveWell Incubation Grant of $100,000 to Vital Strategies to support its work on advocacy and technical assistance for alcohol policy in low- and middle-income countries. Vital Strategies plans to use part of this funding to engage a consultant to help it develop the proposal, and to allocate the remaining funding among other members of the consortium. GiveWell Incubation Grants are recommended by GiveWell staff, and support the development of potential future top charities.

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New Incentives — General Support (2020)

New Incentives Field Officers conducting conditional cash transfer disbursements at an outreach session in Katsina, Nigeria. (Photo courtesy of New Incentives.)

Open Philanthropy recommended a GiveWell Incubation Grant of $1,897,905 to New Incentives to support its program providing conditional cash transfers for infant vaccination in North West Nigeria. This grant supplements a larger GiveWell Incubation Grant that was made in November 2017 to support New Incentives’ operations during a randomized controlled trial of its program. GiveWell Incubation Grants are recommended by GiveWell staff, and support the development of potential future top charities.

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IDinsight — Endline Evaluation of New Incentives RCT

A mother receives her payment for immunizing her child. (Photo courtesy of New Incentives.)

Open Philanthropy recommended a GiveWell Incubation Grant of $2,105,962 to IDinsight to conduct an endline evaluation of its randomized controlled trial (RCT) of New Incentives’ conditional cash transfer program for infant immunization in northern Nigeria. GiveWell plans to use the results of this RCT as a key input for an investigation during 2020 into whether to recommend New Incentives as a top charity.

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The grant amount was updated in March 2021.

IDinsight — New Incentives RCT

Open Philanthropy recommended a GiveWell Incubation Grant of $184,324 to IDinsight to support the randomized control trial it is conducting on New Incentives’ program of conditional cash transfers for infant immunizations in northern Nigeria. GiveWell Incubation Grants are recommended by GiveWell staff, and support the development of potential future top charities.

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IDinsight — Beneficiary Preferences Survey

(Photo courtesy of IDinsight.)

Open Philanthropy recommended a GiveWell Incubation Grant of $474,374 to IDinsight to support a study surveying how potential beneficiaries of GiveWell’s top charities value different good outcomes, such as averting a death or doubling a household’s income. This is a renewal of one project under an April 2018 grant to support the work of IDinsight’s “GiveWell embedded team.” GiveWell Incubation Grants are recommended by GiveWell staff, and support the development of potential future top charities.

See GiveWell’s page on this grant for more details.