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GiveDirectly is a charity that provides direct cash transfers to people living in extreme poverty in many countries, especially Kenya and Uganda. It was founded in 2009 by Paul Niehaus, Michael Faye, Rohit Wanchoo and Jeremy Shapiro.

GiveDirectly’s programs have been the subject of several RCTs, and they’ve experimented with many ways to implement transfers (single lump-sum transfers, multiple transfers as “basic income”, transfers as a form of disaster relief, and so on).

GiveWell estimates that participants in GiveDirectly’s programs receive $83 out of every $100 donated to that organization (GiveWell 2018). GiveDirectly has been one of GiveWell’s top-rated charities since 2011 (Sánchez et al. 2021). The Life You Can Save features GiveDirectly in their list of “best charities” (The Life You Can Save 2021).


GiveWell (2018) GiveWell’s analysis of GiveDirectly financial summary through February 2018, GiveWell.

Sánchez, Sebastián et al. (2019) Timeline of GiveDirectly, Timelines Wiki.

The Life You Can Save (2021) GiveDirectly, The Life You Can Save.

Our in­no­va­tions in Togo and the fu­ture of cash distribution

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GiveDirectly plans a cash trans­fer re­sponse to COVID-19 in US

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GiveWell’s recom­men­da­tion of GiveDirectly

William_MacAskill30 Nov 2012 5:00 UTC
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Be­hind the Scenes at a GiveDirectly Call Center

GiveDirectly22 Sep 2019 20:55 UTC
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How do cash trans­fers im­pact the peo­ple who don’t re­ceive them?

GiveDirectly4 Dec 2019 12:10 UTC
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The Last Decade: 10 Things We Got Right & Wrong

GiveDirectly22 Oct 2019 1:21 UTC
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A Bizarre Baraza: Why One Village Re­fused Funds — Then Changed Its Mind

GiveDirectly24 Oct 2019 7:00 UTC
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Ian Bassin: Ba­sic in­come — the GiveDirectly experiment

EA Global5 Aug 2016 9:19 UTC
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Michael Faye: Global poverty III

EA Global28 Aug 2015 8:37 UTC
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Rachel Wad­dell: GiveDirectly’s emer­gency cash re­sponse to COVID-19

EA Global7 Sep 2020 16:28 UTC
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What we’ve learned by com­par­ing cash to job training

GiveDirectly8 Sep 2020 8:37 UTC
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Yes, we have costs

GiveDirectly16 Jul 2020 9:50 UTC
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The story of a re­fugee GiveDirectly field officer

GiveDirectly8 Nov 2019 8:00 UTC
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How does a ba­sic in­come af­fect re­cip­i­ents dur­ing COVID-19?

GiveDirectly3 Sep 2020 11:01 UTC
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Mitch Riley: A/​B test­ing for­eign aid

EA Global26 Oct 2018 8:35 UTC
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Dan Brown: Un­der­stand­ing the gaps be­tween academia and policymaking

EA Global25 Jun 2020 8:48 UTC
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