John Cena warns us against giving cash with conditions
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by Tyler Hall
2w ago
A recent Amazon movie includes a scene about cash transfers, which tells an important truth about conditioning cash. John Cena’s character is right that “existing empirical evidence comparing the impact of conditional to unconditional cash transfers shows that these added costs simply do not produce commensurate benefits.” GiveDirectly exclusively delivers your donations unconditionally... Source ..read more
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Your gift creates dignity for women
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by Caroline Teti
1M ago
Hello — as a woman born in the rural villages of western Kenya, I watched mothers toiling to make life livable for their children, forgoing the basics to give us access to the little they could. It was not uncommon for women to go hungry or lack decent clothing to give their children a chance to eat and dress. Charities that showed up would often reinforce this desperation rather than relieve it. Source ..read more
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Where does the money go when you click “donate”?
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by Paul Niehaus
1M ago
GiveDirectly’s cash transfer programming is quite a bit more diverse today than it was when we first started accepting donations, way back in 2011. In those days, we had a single program design: deliver $1,000 to households in rural Kenya living in poverty. Today we have programs that look similar to that, but we also have programs that are delivering… …just to name a few. Source ..read more
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Protected: More people in poverty get cash when we work with governments
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by GiveDirectly
1M ago
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A Global Cash-Transfer Fund Could End Extreme Poverty
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by GiveDirectly
1M ago
Cash transfers offer a transformative solution to multidimensional poverty, by enhancing dozens of outcomes simultaneously. They have already proven effective, adaptable, and replicable, and now they are becoming more attainable every year with growing mobile coverage and improved digital infrastructure. LOMÉ – For decades, the international community has grappled with the challenge of ending... Source ..read more
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The Economist: GiveDirectly does what it says on the tin
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by Press
1M ago
The Economist visited a community in Baringo county, Kenya that received GiveDirectly cash transfers. In this article in their Philanthropy Issue, they share the impact that the payments have had on the recipients they met, as well as the scalability and evidence around cash. Read the article By Avantika Chilkoti January 10, 2024 There are signs of new wealth all around Baringo county in western... Source ..read more
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WSJ: Climate Change Made Their Homes Unsafe. Who Pays for Their Move?
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by Press
1M ago
The Wall Street Journal visited our program in Mount Elgon, Uganda, to understand how cash transfers can help people in poverty who are most impacted by the effects of climate change, despite doing the least to cause it. They highlight a community that has suffered from frequent landslides due to extreme changes in rainfall, and which is now being relocated to areas less prone to landslides. Source ..read more
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Improving our ability to give cash after the next global emergency
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by Elisa Gabellieri
2M ago
GiveDirectly helps people escape poverty through cash transfers. People living in poverty or close to poverty are disproportionately affected by crisis, and it’s estimated that two thirds of people living in extreme poverty will be living in fragile and conflict-affected situations by 2030.1 A well-timed cash transfer can help people affected by crises meet their needs and recover more quickly... Source ..read more
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Our experiments to get you to give more money to people in poverty
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by Olivia Chen & Dash Wieland
3M ago
If you’re reading this, you probably already know giving cash directly to someone in poverty works, and are donating based on the research and evidence. You might also believe that you decide where to give based solely on a nonprofit’s mission or effectiveness. However, most of us can be nudged to give based on less-than-logical factors, like the design of a website or the subject line of an email. Source ..read more
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Tech improvements we made in 2023
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by GiveDirectly
4M ago
We think of GiveDirectly as the pipes that deliver your money to people living in poverty. Sharing some updates (big & small) we made to those pipes this year: Improved payments Simplified operations Tightened fraud prevention Made donating easier Improved org-wide analytics General systems updates Apply to work at GiveDirectly... Source ..read more
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