Modelling the Good Food Institute - Oxford Prioritisation Project

By Dominik Peters Cross-posted from the Oxford Prioritisation Project blog . Created 2017-04-18. Revised 2017-05-19. We're centralising all discussion on the Effective Altruism forum. To discuss this post, please comment here. We have attempted to build a quantitative model to estimate the impact of the Good Food Institute (GFI). We... Read More

SHIC's Recommended Charities 2017

Better late than never! As is the goal with everything SHIC publishes, this post is meant to be accessible to those unfamiliar with Effective Altruism. Read the full post here: http://www.shicschools.org/single-post/2017/05/15/SHIC-Recommended-Charities-2017 -------- Why SHIC is updating its list When Students for High-Impact Charity (SHIC) was founded in early 2016, we... Read More

The value of money going to different groups

We all know that an extra dollar is worth more to you the poorer you are. That's why it can be good to donate money to an organisation like GiveDirectly even when a few cents in the dollar get used up in transaction costs. But how much more is it worth? Economists... Read More

A model of StrongMinds - Oxford Prioritisation Project

By Lovisa Tenberg and Konstantin Sietzy Cross-posted to the Oxford Prioritisation Project blog . We're centralising all discussion on the Effective Altruism forum. To discuss this post, please comment here. Summary: In 2016 James Snowden of the Centre for Effective Altruism built a quantitative model estimating the impact of StrongMinds.... Read More

Are Giving Games a better way to teach philanthropy?

Wouldn’t it be nice if our educational system taught students about good giving?  The good news is that over $8 million has been spent teaching university students about philanthropy.  The bad news is that the prevailing model of student philanthropy hasn’t grown for the better part of a decade and... Read More

Understanding Charity Evaluation

In this short post I try to set out a model of understanding charity evaluation (and cause prioritisation) research, how and when such this research is useful to people and how it can be done better.   A MODEL OF DO-GOODERS There are many people who want to make the... Read More

Fact checking comparison between trachoma surgeries and guide dogs

In a 2013 TED talk Peter Singer claims “It costs about 40,000 dollars to train a guide dog and train the recipient so that the guide dog can be an effective help to a blind person. It costs somewhere between 20 and 50 dollars to cure a blind person in... Read More

Why you should consider going to EA Global

My main motivation behind writing this is to help you consider whether going to an Effective Altruism Global (EAG) conference this year is worth it. After having doubted the value, I was convinced otherwise at EAGx Oxford 2016. Therefore, I’m sharing my personal highlights from that weekend to attempt to... Read More

A mental health resource for EA community

A lot has been written about handling depression and anxiety, and with good reason! They are very common and can be very debilitating. But this piece addresses some less common problems: mania and psychosis. These are not as commonly understood, so people are often ill-equipped to recognize or handle them... Read More

Where should anti-paternalists donate?

GiveDirectly gives out unconditional cash transfers to some of the poorest people in the world. It’s clearly an outstanding organisation that is exceptionally data driven and transparent. However, according to GiveWell’s cost-effectiveness estimates (which represent a weighted average of the diverse views of GiveWell staffers), it is significantly less cost-effective... Read More

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