Team

Svetha Janumpalli
Patrick Stadler
Pratyush Agarwal
Svetha Janumpalli
Founder and CEO
Patrick Stadler
Co-Founder and CSO
Pratyush Agarwal
Co-Founder and COO
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Nura Muhammad
Field Director
Kennedy Theman
Senior Field Manager
Idoko Adole Paul
Senior Field Manager
Mubarak Bawa
Senior Field Manager
Yazid Lawal
IT Consultant
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Auwal Abubakar
Field Manager
Ahmad Abdulsalam Liadi
Field Manager
Mustapha Kabir Musa
Field Manager
Filipina G. Roble
Auditor
Rahul Kulkarni
Console Manager
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Anna Kristina Aguila
Console Supervisor
Effie Elaine Macalinao
Console Supervisor
Swapnali Sawant
Console Supervisor
Ervien Novita Dewi
Console Agent
Andrea Liz Fernandez
Console Agent
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Kossi Seho Noumonvi
Console Agent
Junshon N. Pelandas
Console Agent
Jhonell Ilagan
Console Agent
Abdulmalik Bawale
Field Staff
Abdullahi Umar
Field Staff
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Abdullahi Adamu
Field Staff
Awaisu Jafaru
Field Staff
Ashiru Bilyaminu
Field Staff
Adakwu Omojo
Field Staff
Abubakar Sani
Field Staff
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Abdulrazak Bature
Field Staff
Aliyu Idris
Field Staff
Atiku Ibrahim
Field Staff
Abdulrahman Ibrahim
Field Staff
Abdulrahman Umar
Field Staff
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Abdullahi Bala
Logistics Officer
Abdulmalik Muhammad
Field Staff
Abdulrashid Dabo
Field Staff
Adamu Shuaibu
Field Staff
Bala Garba
Field Staff
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Bashar Muazu
Field Staff
Bala Ndahi
Field Staff
Bello Salisu
Field Staff
Danladi Habibu
Field Staff
Dayyabu Aliyu
Field Staff
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Dayyabu Lawal
Field Staff
Fauzu Abdulkarim
Field Staff
Farida Aminu
Field Staff
Farida Nasir
Field Staff
Fauziyya Ibrahim
Field Staff
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Galadima Adamu
Field Staff
Garba Aliyu
Field Staff
Gambo Ado
Field Staff
Hamza Maaruf
Field Staff
Hussaina Dada
Field Staff
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Habibu Abubakar
Field Staff
Isah Ayuba
Field Staff
Isyaku Muhammad
Field Staff
Ibrahim Shafiu
Field Staff
Ibrahim Rabiu
Field Staff
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Kingsley Ohashiegbulam
Field Manager
Kabir Abubakar
Field Staff
Khalifa Balarabe
Field Staff
Kabiru Abdulkareem
Field Staff
Kamalu Nuhu
Field Staff
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Lantana Yusuf
Field Staff
Lauwali Yusuf
Field Staff
Lucky Peter
Field Staff
Muhammad Abdulrahman
Field Staff
Muhammad Salisu
Field Staff
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Mukhtar Danmallam
Field Staff
Mubarak Gambo
Field Staff
Muhammad Sani
Field Staff
Murtala Adamu
Field Staff
Murtala Sani
Field Staff
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Mahi Salihu
Field Staff
Musa Aisha
Field Staff
Mussayib Yusuf
Field Staff
Nasir Sani
Field Staff
Nura Sanusi
Field Staff
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Salamatu Abbas
Field Staff
Saleh Haruna
Field Staff
Saratu Maikudi
Field Staff
Sale Garba
Field Staff
Susan James
Field Staff
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Surajo Sani
Field Staff
Suleiman Sabo
Field Staff
Shuaib Musa
Field Staff
Sani Bello
Field Staff
Tijjani Usman
Field Staff
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Samira Saleh
Field Staff
Sambo Yahaya
Field Staff
Sakina Usman
Field Staff
Wasilu Hussaini
Field Staff
Yunusa Sani
Field Staff
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Yasira Bala
Field Staff
Yusuf Zakariyau
Field Staff
Zayyanu Bello
Field Staff
Zayyanu Muazu
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Advisors

Professor Zubairu Iliyasu is a Professor of Public Health at Bayero University Kano and a Consultant Public Health Physician at Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano, Nigeria. He graduated from University of Maiduguri with an MBBS degree with Distinction in Biochemistry. A distinguished British Chevening Scholar and Alumnus of Universities of Glasgow (MPH) and Sheffield (PhD). He is a Fellow of the National Postgraduate Medical College and the West African College of Physicians. He is the pioneer Director, Centre for Infectious Diseases Research at Bayero University Kano, Nigeria. He chairs both the National Health Research Ethics Committee of Nigeria and the National Certification Committee for Polio Eradication in Nigeria.

 

 

Alhaji Aminu Danmalam (DanMalam din Dutse) retired Director Primary Healthcare Jigawa State with over 21 years of experience in public health. District Head of Aujara (Dutse Emirate Council). Member Jigawa State Health Sector Reform Forum for four years: actively participated as catalyst in the reform and transformation of the state health sector into a decentralized and integrated district health system. Trained on health system development in Galilee Israel and as an International Health Consultant University of Liverpool UK.

 

 

Dr. Ahmad Abdulwahab is a Medical Doctor and Public Health/Health Systems Expert with over 20 years experience in the health sector. He is currently the Senior Health Advisor with the Nigeria Governors’ Forum Secretariat. Previously he was a Director of Public Health in the Yobe State Ministry of Health; a State Team Manager, Deputy National Programme Manager and subsequently the National Programme Manager of the £65-million DFID-funded Partnership for Routine Immunization in Northern Nigeria and the Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Programme (PRRINN-MNCH). He also worked as the Deputy Country Director / Programme Director Essential Medicines with the Clinton Health Initiatives (CHAI). Dr. Ahmad has been instrumental to the development of various innovative health programs including the “Zamfara Basket Fund” which has been adopted nationally.

 

 

 

Ben Finn

Lead Software Engineer

Implementing States

The intervention/study is conducted with the approval of and in close collaboration with the Governments of Katsina, Zamfara and Jigawa State in North West Nigeria.

Supporters

GiveWell

Renowned charity evaluator GiveWell considers it “plausible that New Incentives will eventually become a GiveWell top charity” because of its evidence-based program and commitment to transparency. This assessment was announced on GiveWell’s blog in 2014 and influenced a decision by GoodVentures and the Lampert Family Foundation to support New Incentives with seed grants that allowed it to scale its programs to over 25,000 beneficiaries. – GiveWell’s latest assessment on New Incentives of May 2017

 

GoodVentures

GoodVentures is the charitable foundation of Facebook Co-founder Dustin Moskovitz and his wife Cari Tuna, who acts as the foundation’s President. Good Ventures, with input from GiveWell, has awarded several substantial grants to New Incentives from 2014 to 2017.

 

Lampert Family Foundation


The Lampert Family Foundation has supported New Incentives since 2011 and contributed repeatedly in 2014-2016, based on recommendations by GiveWell. The Foundation seeks out novel, unorthodox opportunities for philanthropic investment with the potential to generate extraordinary returns to society.

 

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation supported the randomized controlled trial on New Incentives’ program through a Grand Challenges grant of $100,000. The Gates Foundation is the largest private foundation in the world. Launched in 2000, the primary aims of the foundation are, globally, to enhance healthcare and reduce extreme poverty, and in America, to expand educational opportunities and access to information technology.

 

Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation

The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) has supported New Incentives through its small grant program managed by the Embassy of Switzerland in Abuja, Nigeria. SDC is Switzerland’s international cooperation agency within the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs. In operating with other federal offices concerned, SDC is responsible for the overall coordination of development activities and cooperation with Eastern Europe, as well as for the humanitarian aid delivered by the Swiss Confederation.

 

Y Combinator


Y Combinator is the most well-known and successful program for startups. Companies such as Dropbox, AirBnB and Stripe are among the alumni of Y Combinator. New Incentives has participated in Y Combinator’s summer 2016 batch and received financial support as well as valuable advice on scaling.

 

REG Charity

REG, Raising for Effective Giving, is a community of professional poker players interested in making a positive impact. REG seeks to promote a new way of thinking about charity. Its approach is best characterized by two main features: unusual cost-effectiveness and unusual commitment. – REG has supported New Incentives with a grant in September 2015.

Board

Amanda Glassman

amanda_glassmanAmanda Glassman is the vice president for programs, director of global health policy, and a senior fellow at the Center for Global Development, leading work on priority-setting, resource allocation and value for money in global health, with a particular interest in vaccination. She has 20 years of experience working on health and social protection policy and programs in Latin America and elsewhere in the developing world. Prior to her current position, Glassman was principal technical lead for health at the Inter-American Development Bank, where she led health economics and financing knowledge products and policy dialogue with member countries, designed the results-based grant program Salud Mesoamerica 2015 and served as team leader for conditional cash transfer programs such as Mexico’s Oportunidades and Colombia’s Familias en Accion.

Svetha Janumpalli

Svetha is the Founder & CEO of New Incentives, an organization she started in 2011 after doing research at the Center for Effective Global Action with faculty who conducted evaluations of leading conditional cash transfer programs (CCTs). She built New Incentives to introduce the nonprofit sector to CCTs because they are among the most well studied evidence-based development tools in the world. Having a background in impact evaluation and field research, Svetha understands how to bring policymakers, development researchers, and NGO partners together to create what New Incentives calls next-generation CCT programming. Svetha was a 2011 Changemaker, highlighted by the Clinton Global Initiative in 2012, was named a Forbes ’30 Under 30′ Social Entrepreneur in 2012, and was winner of the Women Deliver Social Enterprise Challenge in 2013.

Patrick Stadler

Patrick is the Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer at New Incentives. Before joining New Incentives, he was a Policy Advisor on international development cooperation. Previously, he worked for the United Nations in New York, contributing to the organization’s peace initiatives around the globe through strategic political analysis and communications. Prior to New Incentives, Patrick launched a fundraising campaign in Switzerland to vaccinate children in developing countries. Partnering with the country’s largest vaccination centers, the campaign allowed people to give a shot when they got a shot. Patrick holds a Masters in Political Science.

Pratyush Agarwal

Pratyush is the Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer at New Incentives. Before joining New Incentives, he was the Head of Business Development at a leading enterprise mobility company in Silicon Valley. He was responsible for managing marketing and business development efforts among a customer base spanning four continents, including Fortune 500 companies. Using experience from a marketing firm that he sold in 2011, Pratyush helped several startups and small organizations scale their marketing and outreach efforts. Pratyush graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics Management and Psychology from Ohio Wesleyan University.

Annie Flanagan

Annie’s work with New Incentives is informed by her experience teaching in diverse settings, and her passion for social justice. Her education work has taken her from Minnesota classrooms to Chilean middle schools, into the rural Chinese province of Jiangxi and finally to an education center in New Orleans. This path has familiarized Annie with many varying approaches to education and social policy. While working as a YouthBuild instructor, Annie gained firsthand insight into the potential benefits and challenges of conditional cash transfer programs.