Innovations for Poverty Action — Mindset Engagement in Cash Transfers

Organization Name 
Award Date 
5/2016
Grant Amount 
$350,000
Purpose 
To support the RCT that Richard Sedlmayr and colleagues are running with GiveDirectly.
Topic (focus area) 

Published: March 2017

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

Good Ventures awarded a grant of $350,000 to Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) to support a randomized controlled trial (RCT) run by Richard Sedlmayr and colleagues in collaboration with GiveDirectly (one of GiveWell’s top charities). The trial will test a mindset intervention with recipients of cash transfers. The grant was awarded as part of GiveWell’s general effort to support the development of potential future top charities and improve the quality of recommendations. See GiveWell’s writeup of this grant for more details.