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The Center for High Impact Philanthropy

We’re very excited about the Center for High Impact Philanthropy, which recently released two reports: one focusing on increasing equality of opportunity in the United States and one on combating Malaria in the developing world. (H/t Alanna Shaikh)

We’ve read the full-length reports (available via email request to the Center) and we’re excited because:

  • Their reports focus on cost-effectiveness in human terms. Many global health reports focus heavily on the the DALY’s metric, which can make it hard for donors to see the human impact of their donations.
  • Their reports deal directly with issues of evidence of effectiveness, aiming to cite rigorous evidence where it exists.
  • They recommend specific charities and programs so that donors can act on the Center’s findings.

We’ve only briefly looked at these two reports, but based on what we’ve seen, we’re looking forward to their future publications and recommend that interested donors check out their work.


  • Alanna on March 5, 2009 at 1:40 am said:

    Glad you found it useful! I was amazed by how much data they were able to gather and how much analytical value they added to the publicly accessible data.

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