Our research shows that 71% of poor Nairobians experience disrespectful treatment at the hands of powerful others; those people are less happy and less empowered. It shows that cash transfers are more respectful than in-kind aid, that donors give more to respectful charities, and that poor Nairobians have a unique definition of dignity.

Cash transfers

Cash transfers

Jeremy Shapiro’s RCT shows cash transfers are more respectful than other kinds of aid.
Charity donations

Charity donations

Donors give 60% more to respectful charities, shows our MTurk experiment.
Defining dignity in Kenya

Defining dignity in Kenya

Read about poor Nairobians’ uniquely purposeful definition of dignity.
Experiences of disrespect

Experiences of disrespect

Disrespect is common for many. Read more on who experiences disrespect.
Correlates of disrespect

Correlates of disrespect

Find out more on disrespect in our analysis of Afrobarometer data.
Small acts of respectfulness

Small acts of respectfulness

What difference do small acts of respectfulness make? Click below!
Literature review

Literature review

What have other people said about dignity? We review the academic literature.
Other articles

Other articles

Read the Dignity Project’s written contributions in other venues.
Future studies

Future studies

What’s on the agenda for this campaign? Learn more and send your suggestions