GiveDirectly aims to reshape international giving, making direct transfers to the poor the benchmark against which other, more expensive approaches are evaluated.
GiveDirectly transfers cash to households in developing countries via mobile phone-linked payment services. They target extremely low-income households. GiveWell believes that the available evidence supports the idea that unconditional cash transfers significantly help people. It appears that GiveDirectly has been effective at delivering cash to low-income households.
Where they work:
Kenya | Uganda | Rwanda
What do they do?
GiveDirectly manages cash transfers end-to-end using electronic monitoring and payment technology.