Evidence Action

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Evidence Action Inc
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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.

Source: IRS 990


Annual Budget
December 2018
+16% Growth
Program Spending
Fundraising Spending
Management Spending


Deworm the World Initiative


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


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


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.


Kanika Bahlsee Sched O. Chair Thru 1/17; Interim CEO Then CEO Beg 3/17)
Amrita Ahuja Chair (from 2/2017)
Steven Denne COO & Secretary
Steve Polk Interim CFO (, See Sch. O
John De Wet CFO (from 6/2017)
Christina Riechers Board Member
Dina Pomeranz Board Member
John Gianola Board Member
Sam Taylor Board Member
Shikhar Ghosh Board Member
Karen Levy Director, Global Innovation
Wallace Daniels Asst. Dir., Global Human Resources
Grace Hollister Dir., Deworm the World Initiative
Source: IRS 990