We have carefully reviewed the Center’s reports on malaria and U.S. education, both of which overlap heavily with the research we have done. We consistently find their statements to be research- and evidence-based, with citations that make it clear where their reasoning comes from. Their reports are focused on the practical issues of philanthropy and give examples of specific successful nonprofit programs.
We have learned from these reports and we believe they have significant value for donors.
We haven’t yet carefully reviewed their most recent report, on U.S. housing, health and hunger, but if and when we research these causes it will be one of the first sources we consult.
As Peter Singer and William Easterly recently discussed, there is a severe shortage of groups that provide substantive public information about the facts of giving and the research relevant to it. The Singer/Easterly discussion noted GiveWell and Good Intentions are Not Enough (another resource we find helpful) as examples of such groups. We think that the Center belongs on the list as well.