The GiveWell Blog

Our writeup on criminal justice reform

[Added August 27, 2014: GiveWell Labs is now known as the Open Philanthropy Project.] We’ve just published an extensive writeup on the cause of U.S. criminal justice reform, which was one of the causes we previously listed as a priority for investigation under GiveWell Labs. We first became interested in this cause when our initial… Read More

A promising study re: Development Media International

Development Media International (DMI), an organization that “runs radio and TV campaigns to change behaviours and save lives in developing countries,” recently released preliminary midline results from a randomized controlled trial. These results imply that exposure to DMI’s content caused people to take up a variety of behaviors (including early initiation of breastfeeding and various… Read More