charity:water

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0 Future of Aid: Where’s the Impact?

This originally appeared in the Brookings Institute blog. Where’s the impact? A results-oriented aid agenda for Africa has picked up steam in the past few years. Last year closed with excitement about cash transfers.┬áResearchers in Western Kenya found that just giving people money was an effective form of assistance. As…

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1 Two very different views on charity:water

Scott Harrison You’ve probably heard of charity:water, one of the more successful philanthropic organizations out there working to help bring clean and safe water to poor communities around the world. The reason you’ve probably heard about charity:water is because the media, in general, are enamored with the founder — his…

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8 The problem of cheap water (fixes)

Water pump, Mali Guest Post: Improving access to clean water is one of the most important, and popular, efforts in the humanitarian sphere. Depending upon whose estimates you use, anywhere from one-sixth to one-third of humanity lacks reliable access to safe, clean drinking water. Many organizations like the popular group…