Why We Invested: GiveDirectly

Omidyar Network
Feb 7, 2017 · 5 min read
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  • Would they use the money to gamble or buy alcohol and drugs? (existing evidence strongly suggests the answer is “no”)
  • Does lump sums versus regular payments impact recipients’ decision-making and social outcomes?
  • What are the implications for education, health, and other public needs?
  • What do these learnings mean for future policy and aid programs?

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Positive Returns

Working to create a world of positive returns

Omidyar Network

Written by

A philanthropic investment firm harnessing the power of markets to create opportunity for people to improve their lives. #PositiveReturns

Positive Returns

Working to create a world of positive returns

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