We operate in six countries across the globe and positively impact hundreds of millions of lives every year in a measurable way by delivering our evidence-based interventions where the need and opportunity are greatest.
We spend much of our energy identifying evidence-based interventions, pressure-testing them for scalable feasibility, and designing them to serve millions. We identify innovative, appropriate financing mechanisms and build best practice operational models.
We lead with our values, putting evidence first, to produce programs with the largest impact for investment.
The largest initiatives are Deworm the World and Dispeners for Safe Water.
Deworm the World Initiative
The Deworm the World Initiative is a program led by the nonprofit that works to support governments in developing school-based deworming programs in Kenya, India, Ethiopia, and Vietnam.
Deworm the World supports the governments of India and Kenya in their respective national school-based deworming programs, and works with the Schistosomiasis Control Initiative in supporting Ethiopia's national school-based deworming program.
In November 2015, GiveWell recommended that Good Ventures donate $10.8 million to the organization, and identified a funding gap of $11.4 million for the organization, though the entire funding for the organization's planned 2016 activities was covered.
As of November 2016, charity evaluator GiveWell has recommended the program as one of its top charities since 2013.
In November 2016, GiveWell recommended that Good Ventures donate $4.5 million to the organization, out of Good Ventures' $50 million budget for GiveWell's top charities.
In September 2015, GiveWell published a report based on field investigations carried out by Jacob Kushner and Anthony Langat of the National School-Based Deworming Program conducted by the government of Kenya with technical assistance from Deworm the World Initiative. The investigations were funded by GiveWell. They cited three concerns with the program: parents' and children's concerns about side effects of the deworming medication, religious concerns, and the fact that the program did not reach students not enrolled in school. Responding to the report, GiveWell said that it did not raise any red flags for its recommendation of Deworm the World Initiative. Evidence Action also responded at length to the observations made in the report.
WASHINGTON, DC 20005-4264 | Tax-exempt since Oct. 2013
Classification (NTEE) International Relief (International, Foreign Affairs and National Security)
Nonprofit Tax Code Designation: 501(c)(3) Defined as: Organizations for any of the following purposes: religious, educational, charitable, scientific, literary, testing for public safety, fostering national or international amateur sports competition (as long as it doesn’t provide athletic facilities or equipment), or the prevention of cruelty to children or animals.
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