Evidence Action aims to be a world leader in scaling evidence-based and cost-effective programs to reduce the burden of poverty by building a world where hundreds of millions of poor people have better opportunities and their lives are measurably improved.
Deworm the World Initiative$10m
Evidence Action's Deworm the World Initiative helps to translate evidence into widespread practice by advocating for school-based deworming to policymakers and providing technical assistance to launch, strengthen and sustain school-based deworming programs. Evidence action works directly with governments to rapidly scale programs targeting all at-risk school-age children. Regular deworming results in improved education, health, and long-term well-being for treated children.
Dispensers for Safe Water Program$4.5m
Chlorine dispensers are an innovative, low-cost approach proven to increase rates of household chlorination of drinking water in rural areas of Sub-Saharan Africa. Chlorine disinfects drinking water while protecting it from recontamination for up to 72 hours. Evidence action has continued to see high adoption rates of around 50% as they continue to operate in kenya, uganda and malawi. Evidence Action is providing nearly four million people with access to safe water.
Evidence Action Beta$4m
Evidence Action Beta identifies and pressure-tests evidence-based innovations that reduce the burden of poverty, and then designs and builds the most cost-effective programs for massive scale. Evidence Action Beta looks for promising interventions that have already been subjected to rigorous scientific trials, focusing on interventions that are pro-poor, have measurable impact, and have the potential to be cost-effectively scaled up to benefit millions of people.