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New Incentives

TagLast edit: 19 Jun 2021 13:58 UTC by Pablo

New Incentives is a charity which works in North West Nigeria to increase the uptake of routine immunizations through conditional cash transfers.

As of June 2021, GiveWell estimates that New Incentives can provide an incentive to a caregiver to complete a baby’s immunization schedule at a cost of about $47, and that a donation in the range of $3000–$5000 is expected to save a life (GiveWell 2020a; GiveWell 2020b). (The cost of incentivizing a caregiver to complete a baby’s immunization schedule is much lower than the cost of saving a life because a small fraction of children who receive immunization would otherwise have died from the diseases which immunization confers protection against, and because of other factors (GiveWell 2020c).)

New Incentives has been a GiveWell top-rated charity since 2020 (GiveWell 2020b). New Incentives is also featured in The Life You Can Save’s list of “best charities” (The Life You Can Save 2021).

Bibliography

GiveWell (2020a) New Incentives, GiveWell, November.

GiveWell (2020b) Our top charities, GiveWell, November.

GiveWell (2020c) Sources for Top Charities page, GiveWell, November (updated April 2021).

GiveWell (2021) 2021 GiveWell cost-effectiveness analysis — version 1, GiveWell, May 5.

The Life You Can Save (2021) Best charities, The Life You Can Save.

External links

New Incentives. Official website.

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