If you are concerned your stance on population ethics does not align with the GiveWell median, please download an editable copy of GiveWell’s CEA and input your own values for rows 7, 53, 63, and 64, rather than discounting GiveWell’s bottom-line cost-effectiveness estimate by some factor to account for expected differences in population ethics. We lay out some considerations for how to do that in this blog post, with respect to the Against Malaria Foundation.
The GiveWell Blog
For this post, GiveWell staff members wrote up the thinking behind their personal donations for the year. We made similar posts in 2013, 2014, and 2015. After Elie and Holden, staff are listed in order of their start dates at GiveWell.
The following statements are true: “GiveWell is a nonprofit dedicated to finding outstanding giving opportunities through in-depth analysis. Thousands of hours of research have gone into finding our top-rated charities.” GiveWell recommends four deworming charities as having outstanding expected value. Why? Hundreds of millions of kids harbor parasitic worms in their guts. Treatment is safe,…