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Our 2018 plans for research

Added: 19.04.2018 14:58 | 4 views | 0 comments

This is the second of three posts that form our annual review and plan for the following year. The reviewed our progress in 2017. The following post will cover GiveWell's progress and plans as an organization. We aim to release our metrics on our influence on donations in 2017 by the end of June 2018. Summary
Our primary research goals for 2018 are to:
  1. Explore areas that may be more cost-effective than our current recommendations but don’t fit neatly into our current criteria by investigating (i) interventions aimed at influencing policy in low- and middle-income countries and (ii) opportunities to influence major aid agencies.
  2. Find new top charities that meet our current criteria by (i) completing intervention reports for at least two interventions we think are likely to result in GiveWell top charities by the end of 2019, (ii) considering renewal of GiveWell Incubation Grants to current grantee organizations that may become top charities in the future and making new Incubation Grants, and (iii) developing and maintaining high-quality relationships with charities, funders, and influencers in the global health and development community.
  3. Improve our internal processes to support the above goals. We plan to continue to delegate significant parts of our top charity update process to non-management staff and to improve our year-end process for making recommendations.
  4. Continue following our top charities and address priority questions. We are devoting fewer resources than we have in the past to top charity updates. We plan to continue gathering up-to-date information to allow us to make high-quality allocation decisions for giving season, and to answer a small number of high-priority questions.

  5. Our secondary goals (which we hope to achieve, but are lower priority than the goals above) are to:
    1. Improve the quality of our decisions and transparency about our decision-making process.
    2. Hire more flexible research capacity to increase our output.
    3. Complete reviews of two new potential top charities.

    4. We discuss each of these goals in greater depth below.

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Conservative rejected in presidential runoff

Added: 02.04.2018 14:59 | 8 views | 0 comments

Costa Rican voters soundly rejected a presidential candidate who campaigned on social conservative issues on Sunday, instead voting overwhelmingly for a well-known political figure and writer.

Egypt polls open as Sisi faces little contest

Added: 26.03.2018 10:18 | 17 views | 0 comments

Polls have opened in Egypt's presidential election on Monday, starting three days of voting across the country.

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Putin on course to top 70% of the vote

Added: 18.03.2018 18:40 | 15 views | 0 comments

The first exit polls after voting ends in Russia's presidential election show that incumbent Vladimir Putin is on track to win his fourth term as Russian president. CNN's Matthew Chance reports.

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Thousands gather for second straight day of Women's Marches

Added: 21.01.2018 18:20 | 26 views | 0 comments

Thousands of demonstrators gathered in cities across the United States Sunday for a second day of Women's Marches, calling for equality and respect while urging supporters to make their voices heard by voting in this year's midterm elections.


Haley's reception for countries that backed US on Jerusalem resolution

Added: 04.01.2018 3:00 | 39 views | 0 comments

US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley hosted a "Friends of the US" reception Wednesday night, inviting those who had voted against or abstained from voting on a resolution condemning the United States for officially recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.


Catalonia votes in knife-edge election

Added: 21.12.2017 8:08 | 36 views | 0 comments

Voting will get underway Thursday morning in the Spanish region of Catalonia to elect a new government, in a litmus test of the independence movement's legitimacy after its provocative attempt to break away from Spain.


Republicans overhaul US tax code for first time in 30 years

Added: 20.12.2017 22:37 | 30 views | 0 comments

The House of Representatives gave final approval Wednesday afternoon to its major rewrite of the US tax code, voting a second time on the package after the Senate stripped out a couple of items early on Wednesday morning and sent the legislation back to the lower chamber.


Poland faces being stripped of EU voting rights

Added: 20.12.2017 15:31 | 33 views | 0 comments

The European Union has triggered an unprecedented disciplinary process against Poland for a "serious breach" of its values, in a dispute over judicial reforms that could lead to Warsaw being stripped of its EU voting rights.

Tags: EU, Voting, Reforms

The millennials voting for Catalan independence

Added: 19.12.2017 12:29 | 35 views | 0 comments

When Catalonia in northeastern Spain held an independence referendum on October 1, Alexandra Galceran Latorre, 29, went to her local polling station at dawn "to protect the ballot boxes," she said with pride.

Tags: Voting, SPA

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