Hey, the Gates Foundation is finally showing some interest in what others think. Here’s what I wrote in response to “Please share any comment or opinions you have about our web site.” Not enough information. Not even close to enough information. Where are your evaluations & technical reports? Where’s your evidence for whether you’ve saved… Read More
The GiveWell Blog
What would you do to make the world a better place? Would you … Click a link? Forfeit a 69c taco that you had no practical way of getting hold of anyway? Type “I’m”? Make a wish? Scratch your armpit? Of course you would. And of course you can’t. If people buy from (or look… Read More
I’m not trying to be a jerk. I honestly want to know. Most of the self-evaluation we see from charities looks at clients, but doesn’t compare them to (otherwise similar) non-clients. So it’s probably effective at preaching to the choir, but not at winning over skeptics. When we bring up the issues with it, we… Read More
Tomorrow. Trust me, you need an extra day to get ready for this one.
One then two.
Now that Holden and I have finished drafting reviews for Cause 5 (to be made public in a couple of weeks), we’ve moved our focus to Cause 1: Help people in Africa avoid death and extreme debiliation. Unlike Cause 5, in which organizations roughly followed the same model to help people, organizations applying for a… Read More