Small cash incentives are a proven, cost-effective way
to boost vaccination rates and save lives
infants served by the program
Cash transfers issued after verifying vaccinations
Retention rate through vaccination cycle
Poor people living in remote, rural areas often face significant barriers to accessing healthcare. In Nigeria, routine childhood vaccinations are provided at government clinics free of charge, but caregivers often find it difficult to afford transportation and face other challenges to taking their baby to a clinic – often half a day’s trip away or longer. These round trip journeys to the clinic must be made five times to complete a childhood routine vaccination schedule, all within the first year of a baby’s life.
Offering a monetarily small, yet significant, incentive – which covers the cost of transportation to a clinic plus food – is proven through a randomized evaluation to provide enough of a “nudge” to double the percentage of infants who get fully vaccinated, with life-saving benefits. This model – New Incentives’ All Babies program – was developed based on evidence from successful programs from around the world immunization, and was independently and rigorously evaluated in Nigeria before we began scaling it up. Now, as we expand, we are gathering and using detailed data to monitor and inform our day-to-day operations and strategy – ensuring we continue to make the biggest impact possible per dollar.
New Incentives works within and in close partnership with local government institutions. Our impact would not be possible without our local partners in Nigeria.
Science, evidence, and data drive our program design and implementation
We seek to maximize impact and continuously evaluate methods to deliver the most good per dollar donated
We build tracking and verification into everything we do, and have a culture of critical thinking and self-assessment