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…

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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…

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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…

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