Thursday, 17 August 2017
GiveWell’s research plans for 2017

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This is the second of four posts that form our annual review and plan for the following year. The reviewed our progress in 2016. The following two posts will cover GiveWell's progress and plans as an organization and metrics on our influence on donations in 2016.
Our primary research goals for 2017 are to:
  • Speed up our output of new , by hiring a and by improving our process for reviewing interventions at a shallow level.
  • Increase the number of promising charities that apply for our recommendation. Alternatively, we may learn why we have relatively few strong applicants and decide whether to change our process as a result. Research Analyst Chelsea Tabart will spend most of her time on this project.
  • Through , fund projects that may lead to more top charity contenders in the future and consider grantees and as potential 2017 top charities.
  • Further improve the robustness and usability of our .
  • Improve our process for following the progress of current top charities to reduce staff time, while maintaining quality. We also have some specific goals (discussed below) with respect to answering open questions about current top charities.

We discuss each of these goals in more depth below.

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