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


New Incentives has been a GiveWell top-rated charity since 2020.[1] GiveWell estimates that New Incentives can vaccinate an infant at a cost of about $142, and that a donation to New Incentives has an average cost-effectiveness of $4,500 per life saved.[1][2][3] (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 that immunization confers protection against, and because of other factors.)[4]

As of May 2022, New Incentives has received over $26 million in funding from Open Philanthropy,[5] and is also featured in The Life You Can Save's list of "best charities".[6]

Further reading

GiveWell (2020) New Incentives, GiveWell, November.

New Incentives. Official website.

Donate to New Incentives

  1. ^

    GiveWell (2020) New Incentives, GiveWell, November.

  2. ^

    GiveWell (2021) Our top charities, GiveWell, November.

  3. ^
  4. ^

    GiveWell (2021) How we produce impact estimates, GiveWell, November.

  5. ^

    Open Philanthropy (2022) Grants database, Open Philanthropy.

  6. ^

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

Posts tagged New Incentives
Most Relevant