The GiveWell Blog

Positive but underwhelming voucher study

The third-year evaluation of a federally funded school voucher program in D.C. has recently been released (H/T Joanne Jacobs). We’ve written before that past voucher studies have shown extremely underwhelming (if any) effects, and at first glance this report would seem to be a change in the pattern: “The evaluation found that the OSP improved… Read More

Clarifying the role of different partners

One major question we’ve struggled to answer is: how do the different NGOs, local governments, and international global health partnerships work together to implement a given program? For example, take mass drug administration of ivermectin to reduce onchocerciasis, one of our favorite programs. In Uganda, the African Programme for Onchocerciasis Control (APOC) works out of… Read More

New, promising charity: The Stop TB Partnership

As part of our current work on developing-world aid, we’ve completed a preliminary report on The Stop TB Partnership. We still have more work to do, but want to share what we’ve learned thus far. Here’s what’s available: Our full report on Stop TB Our review of the evidence for DOTS, the program Stop TB’s… Read More