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Announcing PriorityWiki: A Cause Prioritization Wiki

This essay was jointly written by Peter Hurford and Marcus A. Davis. Locating and keeping up to date on all of the information in all every cause worthy of attention is time-consuming work, and a task we think is likely to be duplicated many times over by individuals and organizations.... Read More
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Lessons for estimating cost-effectiveness (of vaccines) more effectively

This essay was jointly written by Peter Hurford and Marcus A. Davis.   Summary: We investigated the cost-effectiveness of vaccine research and development to learn about how cost-effectiveness estimates are made and where they might go wrong. By doing this, we became far more wary of taking these estimates literally.... Read More
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How beneficial have vaccines been?

This essay was jointly written by Peter Hurford and Marcus A. Davis. Previously we estimated how expensive it is to research and develop a vaccine and also how expensive it is to roll-out a vaccine . If vaccines are to be cost-effective, we need to realise significant benefits in return... Read More
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Announcing Rethink Priorities

This essay was jointly written by Peter Hurford and Marcus A. Davis. Rethink Charity is excited to announce our new project, Rethink Priorities, which is dedicated to doing foundational research on neglected causes in a highly empirical and transparent manner. This work will begin this year, beginning with a focus... Read More
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Charity Science: Health - A New Direct Poverty Charity Founded on EA Principles

After 6 months of research , primarily based on GiveWell’s list of charities they wish existed , we’re happy to announce the launching of Charity Science: Health . It is a direct poverty charity that will increase vaccination rates in India using phone-based reminders. We think it has the potential... Read More
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Reintroducing .impact

It's been over a year since over a year since .impact explained its goals and ideas. Much has changed in effective altruism and with .impact in that time. The following is an update of our purpose and aims explaining what we do, how we do it, and how you can... Read More