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Jon_Behar comments on Triple counting impact in EA - Effective Altruism Forum

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Comment author: Jon_Behar 30 May 2018 03:14:37PM 1 point [-]

This certainly has the potential to be a big problem; in practice it’ll largely depend on the methodologies used by the relevant organizations. FYI, TLYCS’s impact methodology takes steps to avoid double-counting and includes an explicit discussion of these counterfactual concerns. See the appendix of our annual report for details.