# GiveDirectly

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

## History

GiveDirectly 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).

## 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 20112012 (Sánchez et al. 2021). The Life You Can Save features GiveDirectly in their list of "best charities" (The Life You Can Save 2021).

GiveDirectly's programs have been the subject of several RCTs, and they have 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 (Sanchez (Sánchez et al. 2021). The Life You Can Save features GiveDirectly in their list of "best charities" (The Life You Can Save 2021).

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'GiveWell's top-rated charities since 2011 (Sanchez 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.

Sebastian Sanchez et al. (2019) Timeline of GiveDirectly, Timelines Wiki.

The Life You Can Save (2021) [GiveDirectly](https://www.thelifeyoucansave.org/best-charities/givedirectly/GiveDirectly), The Life You Can Save.

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GiveDirectly has been one of [GiveWell](https://forum.effectivealtruism.org/tag/give-well)'s top-rated charities since 2011 (Sanchez et al. 2021). [The Life You Can Save](https://forum.effectivealtruism.org/tag/the-life-you-can-save) features GiveDirectly in their list of "best charities" (The Life You Can Save 2021).

## Bibliography

The Life You Can Save (2021) [GiveDirectly](https://www.thelifeyoucansave.org/best-charities/givedirectly/) The Life You Can Save.

Sebastian Sanchez et al. (2019) Timeline of GiveDirectly, Timelines Wiki.

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