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The Life You Can Save
Global Innovation Fund
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We’ve delivered $500M+
in the last decade

GiveDirectly is the leading global NGO specialized in delivering digital cash transfers. We’ve worked in challenging contexts across 11 countries, from Houston after Harvey to the most remote parts of Uganda, and launched 19 experimental evaluations (RCTs) with independent researchers documenting the impacts on recipients and on the local economy.

Research shows this money can be transformative

People in poverty are experts on their own lives, and their own needs – what they are missing is money. Cash transfers allow them to invest in what they need most and have been shown to improve recipients’ earnings, children’s school attendance, health, nutrition, and mental wellbeing. The chart below summarizes the findings of dozens of studies of cash transfer programs all over the world.

We have a proven track record
of performance in the field

90% efficiency

Since inception, we’ve delivered about $0.90 per donated dollar directly to recipients.

92% on-time

We delivered 92% of initial transfers on time in 2021.

99% follow-up

We gathered feedback directly from almost every recipient in 2021.

Performance metrics are for our large cash transfer program in Africa.