Cost-effectiveness landscape – Cash in the News

At Oxford, co-founder Paul Niehaus talked with Stanford Professor Jim Ferguson about the future of cash transfers in a conversation that ranged from ethnography to economics. Sorosh Tavokoli, one of GiveDirectly’s donors, wrote a thoughtful piece on Medium on why, after five months of research, he decided that giving cash directly was one of the most cost-effective […]

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A powerful weapon in the arsenal – Cash in the News

In a long, thoughtful article on basic income, Jesse Walker describes the idea’s history from Thomas Paine, through President Nixon, to GiveDirectly and current debates. In a piece in Brookings, John McArthur, referencing GiveDirectly, focuses on basic income and developing countries and proposes that 66 countries could eliminate poverty with a simple basic income.GIVEDIRECTLY IN […]

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The time has come to find out – Cash in the News

This week one of GiveDirectly’s co-founders, Michael Faye, appeared on LinkedIn’s podcast, and all five of our basic income principal investigators co-authored an essay for LinkedIn’s featured weekend essay. Both pieces centered on how more evidence is needed in the basic income debate. Elsewhere, Mark Zuckerberg expressed support for basic income in his Harvard commencement […]

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Peer-to-peer aid – Cash in the News

In a long podcast on GiveDirectly’s basic income pilot, Vox‘s “Weeds” interviews GD co-founder Michael Faye as well as several recipients of our basic income program in Western Kenya. This piece deals with a range of issues — from recipient choice to social welfare policy and more — while featuring some of the most important […]

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Consquences matter – Cash in the News

In The Boston Review this week, our cofounders Michael Faye and Paul Niehaus explained the current state of the evidence on basic income and how our groundbreaking trial fits into the past literature on the subject. Peter Diamandis also wrote about basic income in the context of GiveDireclty’s pilot, writing that GiveDireclty’s experiment is “the […]

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Give people the security and opportunity they need – Cash in the News

Marc Gunther explored the persistent inequality within the charity sector this week in an expose on the industry in Vox. Up in Canada, new details on Ontario’s basic income experiment were released, including a commitment to incorporating rigorous experimental research into the province’s ambitious plan. GIVEDIRECTLY IN THE NEWS 1. Canada Has Unveiled the Details of […]

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Simple but profound – Cash in the News

The Toronto Star covered the history of basic income this week, mentioning GiveDirectly’s experiment as an initiative that can “link donor cash directly to study recipients.” In The Huffington Post, GiveDirectly’s own Jacquelline Fuller describes how she first heard of the concept of giving cash to poor families. Throughout the world, basic income remained a […]

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The longest experiment of its kind – Cash in the News

This weekend, PBS News Hour featured GiveDirectly in a long, on-the-ground segment on our work. Their reporting included interviews with co-founder Michael Faye, basic income research co-lead Professor Alan Krueger, as well as several recipients from our standard and basic income cash transfer programs. GIVEDIRECTLY IN THE NEWS1. Group gives cash aid to rural Kenyans, then […]

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