Evidence Action – Deworm the World

Dedicated to improving the lives of millions of people across Africa and Asia. Filling the gap between research about “what works” and implementing solutions.

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Washington, DC – EIN 900874591 evidenceaction.org

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.

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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.[1]

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.

History

The initiative was originally an independent organization called Deworm the World, co-founded by development economist Michael Kremer.[2] Initially supported by the Partnership for Child Development and Innovations for Poverty Action, Deworm the World became an initiative of Evidence Action in late 2013.[3]

GiveWell

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.[4]

As of November 2016, charity evaluator GiveWell has recommended the program as one of its top charities since 2013.[5][6][7][8]

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.[9]

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.[10]

References

  1. ^ "Deworm the World". Evidence Action. Retrieved July 28, 2015.
  2. ^ "Board of Directors". Deworm the World. Archived from the original on September 1, 2013. Retrieved September 1, 2013.
  3. ^ "Evidence Action Launched". IPA. Retrieved 29 July 2015.
  4. ^ "Our updated top charities for giving season 2015". November 20, 2015. Retrieved November 20, 2015.
  5. ^ "Deworm the World Initiative, led by Evidence Action". GiveWell. November 1, 2015. Retrieved November 28, 2015.
  6. ^ "Deworm the World Initiative, led by Evidence Action". GiveWell. November 1, 2014. Retrieved December 9, 2014.
  7. ^ "Deworm the World Initiative, led by Evidence Action". GiveWell. November 2013. Retrieved December 1, 2013.
  8. ^ Dylan Matthews (November 29, 2016). "These are the charities where your money will do the most good". Vox. Retrieved November 30, 2016.
  9. ^ Natalie Crispin (November 29, 2016). "Our updated top charities for giving season 2016". The GiveWell Blog. Retrieved November 29, 2016.
  10. ^ Heishman, Tyler (September 14, 2015). "Journalists report on deworming program supported by Deworm the World Initiative in Kenya". GiveWell. Retrieved December 4, 2015. For Evidence Action's response, see § Evidence Action's response.

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EVIDENCE ACTION INC

WASHINGTON, DC 20005-4264 | Tax-exempt since Oct. 2013
  • EIN: 90-0874591
  • 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.
  • Donations to this organization are tax deductible.
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2018

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2018

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990
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2017

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Total Functional Expenses $19,154,356
Net income $45,163,050
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $62,443,827 97.1%
Program services $1,565,499 2.4%
Investment income $347,925 0.5%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets -$39,845
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $0
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $498,258 2.6%
Professional fundraising fees $63,000 0.3%
Other salaries and wages $4,424,046 23.1%
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Total Liabilities $1,141,182
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$25,018,508

Total Functional Expenses $15,724,235
Net income $9,294,273
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
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Program services $262,726 1.1%
Investment income $225,464 0.9%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $35,310 0.1%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $460,869 2.9%
Professional fundraising fees $7,876 0.1%
Other salaries and wages $3,863,616 24.6%
Other
Total Assets $21,268,905
Total Liabilities $3,931,673
Net Assets $17,337,232
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Dec. 2015

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2015

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$7,979,473

Total Functional Expenses $13,599,449
Net income -$5,619,976
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
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Program services $472,016 5.9%
Investment income $14,357 0.2%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $1,507 0.0%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $311,353 2.3%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $3,536,774 26.0%
Other
Total Assets $10,988,820
Total Liabilities $2,906,697
Net Assets $8,082,123
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2014

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Net income $11,039,520
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Program services $0
Investment income $0
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $0
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $322,822 6.8%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $1,072,648 22.6%
Other
Total Assets $14,963,249
Total Liabilities $1,261,150
Net Assets $13,702,099
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Dec. 2013

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2013

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Total Functional Expenses $196,810
Net income $2,662,579
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
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Program services $0
Investment income $0
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $0
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $0
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $0
Other
Total Assets $3,049,000
Total Liabilities $386,421
Net Assets $2,662,579

Last Updated: 2020-12-01 05:24