Our 2008-2009 recommendations for international aid are now available.
- We believe that health is the best area for an individual donor looking to accomplish concrete good. Many programs have strong and proven track records of success in international aid. This is largely not true of other areas. More at our cause overviews.
- The Stop Tuberculosis Partnership and VillageReach are the strongest options we’ve seen for an individual donor seeking a proven, cost-effective, scalable vehicle in international aid.
- Other recommended charities include The Against Malaria Foundation, Population Services International, Partners in Health, and The Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
- There are many emotionally compelling areas – including surgical repair, clean water provision, economic empowerment (including microfinance), and education – in which we have not yet found a charity we can be confident in. We intend to continue exploring these areas, particularly economic empowerment.
Much more discussion to come in the following weeks.