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GiveWell’s First Full Update on GiveDirectly

Please visit the GiveWell website to read an in-depth report on GiveDirectly’s work in Kenya, our expansion into a second country, and our long-term outlook as we continue to scale up our cash transfer operations. The report covers our activities since November 2012, when GiveWell named GiveDirectly their #2 rated charity based on their criteria of efficiency, impact, transparency, and capacity for growth.

The report also describes a new targeting approach whereby we transfer cash to all residents of a poor village, rather than only to those families who live in mud and thatch homes. We look forward to sharing more with you as we learn from and gather evidence on this approach in the coming months.