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
Field Manager
Idoko Adole Paul
Field Manager
Ahmad Abdulsalam Liadi
Field Manager
Auwal Abubakar
Field Manager
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Mustapha Kabir Musa
Field Manager
Mubarak Bawa
Field Manager
Rabiu Yusuf
Field Manager
Mercy Okereke
Field Manager
Yazid Lawal
IT Consultant
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Abdulmajid Idris
Auditor
Abdulmalik Danmaliki
Field Staff
Abdulmalik Bawale
Field Staff
Abdullahi Umar
Field Staff
Abdullahi Adamu
Field Staff
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Awaisu Jafaru
Field Staff
Ashiru Bilyaminu
Field Staff
Adakwu Omojo
Field Staff
Abubakar Sani
Field Staff
Abdulrashid Dabo
Field Staff
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Bello Muhammad
Field Staff
Bello Salisu
Field Staff
Danladi Habibu
Field Staff
Dayyabu Aliyu
Field Staff
Fauzu Abdulkarim
Field Staff
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Farida Nasir
Field Staff
Fauxiyya Ibrahim
Field Staff
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Field Staff
Galadima Adamu
Field Staff
Hadiza Kallamu
Field Staff
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Hafiz Habeeb
Field Staff
Isah Ayuba
Field Staff
Isyaku Muhammad
Field Staff
Ibrahim Shafiu
Field Staff
Kabir Abubakar
Field Staff
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Kabiru Abdulkareem
Field Staff
Kamalu Nuhu
Field Staff
Kingsley Emeka
Field Staff
Latifat Akintola
Field Staff
Lauwali Yusuf
Field Staff
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Lucky Peter
Field Staff
Maureen Okika
Field Staff
Muhammad Abdulrahman
Field Staff
Muhammad Salisu
Field Staff
Muhammad Yahaya
Field Staff
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Muntari Adamu
Field Staff
Murtala Adamu
Field Staff
Mussayib Yusuf
Field Staff
Mustapha Lawal
Field Staff
Musa Aisha
Field Staff
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Muhammad Amina
Field Staff
Nasiru Ibrahim
Field Staff
Nasir Sani
Field Staff
Rasheedat Adam
Field Staff
Rilwanu Muhammad
Field Staff
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Susan James
Field Staff
Surajo Sani
Field Staff
Suleiman Sabo
Field Staff
Shuaib Musa
Field Staff
Sani Bello
Field Staff
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Samira Saleh
Field Staff
Sambo Yahaya
Field Staff
Sakina Usman
Field Staff
Zayyanu Bello
Field Staff

Key Contributors

 
Lead Software Engineers: Ben Finn, Josh Jones, Ben Olsen, Karolina Alexiou
Software Engineering (GoodCode): Benjamin Clifford, Zak Maples, Matt Zeunert, Andrew Kenyon, Ben Rachbach
Research Advice: Luca Etter
Illustrations: Chloe Hannah
Legal Affairs: Corina Fuhrer
Data Analysis Support: Philine Widmer

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.