New Incentives aims to reduce child mortality by promoting vaccination as effectively as possible. They value using "evidence and data-driven decisions," "doing the most good" they can do, and accountability.
- New Incentives provides conditional cash transfers for caregivers in rural Nigeria who immunise their infants.
- Before distributing the transfers, they verify that infants have received four vaccinations: BCG, PENTA, PCV, MCV.
- New Incentives works primarily in North West Nigeria, in collaboration with the governments of Katsina, Zamfara, and Jigawa.
- Data from a 2018 Nigeria Demographic and Health Survey suggests that North West Nigeria has the lowest vaccination rate in Nigeria; only about 25% of infants are fully immunised.
- New Incentives works to raise awareness about the importance of childhood vaccinations.
- To ensure vaccine supply, New Incentives works with Local Cold Chain Officers and State Cold Chain Officers to verify the stock and validity of vaccine supply for two weeks at a time.
- They track the impact of their programs and encourage self-assessment. They are working on an ongoing randomised controlled trial to test the impact of their program.
- New Incentives values evidence and self-evaluation, two characteristics of highly effective organisations.
- GiveWell rates New Incentives as a top charity. They estimate that, on average, the total cost to vaccinate one child through New Incentives's program is about $47.
- GiveWell estimates that New Incentives could effectively use an additional $16 million beyond what they expect to raise in 2021–2023.
- In 2021, Open Philanthropy awarded New Incentives with a general support grant of $16.8 million.
To learn more about New Incentives, we recommend reading GiveWell’s detailed review.