Our emergency cash response for COVID-19

March 19, 2020 Update: We have officially announced the launch of our program; you can find more details here. On March 18, 2020, we shared an update on GiveDirectly’s response to COVID-19 with our mailing list, seen below. If you’d like to stay informed as we announce further program details, sign up for our mailing […]

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Announcing: GDLive

The last week has been an emotional one for many of us, and I hope that today we can provide a small channel for something more uplifting: a reflection of your collective compassion for the global poor and an honest look into their lives and the impact of your investments. Today, we launch GDLive, which […]

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Cash Transfers, Conflict, and Assets that Earn their Keep

GiveDirectly’s work has always been guided by scientific evidence.  When we began sending unconditional cash transfers to Kenyan villagers a few years ago, we had every reason to believe that the money would change recipients’ lives for the better. A motorcycle is one asset that can continue to generate income for years after the initial […]

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