GiveDirectly is a charity that provides direct cash transfers to people living in extreme poverty in many countries, especially Kenya and Uganda.

History

GiveDirectly was founded in 2009 by Paul Niehaus, Michael Faye, Rohit Wanchoo and Jeremy Shapiro.

Evaluation

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 2012 (Sánchez et al. 2021). The Life You Can Save features GiveDirectly in their list of "best charities" (The Life You Can Save 2021)....

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