Research

We use the principles of Effective Altruism to find the projects that try to maximize good done per dollar and publish in-depth research and analysis, so that you can make an informed donation.

For instance, we’re roughly using a framework that looks at the scale, tractability, and neglectedness of a problem to assess the cost-effectiveness of a given problem (such as climate change, or the replication crisis) or charitable project (such as Registered Reports advocacy).

This framework was created by the Open Philanthropy Project, a multi-billion dollar foundation, and further developed by 80,000 Hours, in collaboration with staff at the Future of Humanity Institute, a research group at the University of Oxford that advises policymakers and major decision-makers on how to prioritize global problems.