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Evidence Action — No Lean Season

A person in Kurigram, Bangladesh heads down the Chilmari-Kurigram road during a lull in the rain. (Photo courtesy of Evidence Action)
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To develop a scaled-up version of Evidence Action's No Lean Season program in Bangladesh.
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Published: March 2017

Note: This grant was awarded while the Open Philanthropy Project was a partnership between GiveWell and Good Ventures.

Good Ventures granted $812,351 to Evidence Action in March 2016 to support the development and implementation of a scaled-up version of its No Lean Season program in Bangladesh.

Evidence Action’s No Lean Season offers subsidies (grants or loans) to low-income agricultural workers in Bangladesh as an incentive to migrate during the famine season to urban areas where higher wages can be earned. The Open Philanthropy Project previously completed a shallow investigation into seasonal migration within low-income countries. See GiveWell’s writeup of this grant for more details.