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March 2024 updates – The GiveWell Weblog

Each month we ship an e-mail e-newsletter to our supporters sharing current updates from our work. We publish chosen parts of the e-newsletter on our weblog to make this information extra accessible to individuals who go to our web site. For key updates from the newest installment, please see under!

For those who’d prefer to obtain the entire e-newsletter in your inbox every month, you may subscribe right here.

GiveWell’s Grantmaking Scope

Whereas we’re typically recognized for our prime charities record, you is perhaps shocked to study that the majority of our analysis capability goes towards applications apart from our prime charities. It is because (a) most applications we direct funding to aren’t prime charities, and (b) it requires extra effort to analyze a program we all know much less deeply.

Our prime charities proceed to be our prime suggestions for donors who prioritize confidence of their giving—they’ve robust monitor data of delivering applications at massive scale, they will take in extra funding, and we’ve adopted their work for years. However as a result of we have now such strict standards for prime charities, we’d be limiting our impression if we solely really helpful funding to them. Some extremely cost-effective applications may not meet these standards, and we don’t need to artificially constrain the impression we will have.

Our newest weblog submit appears on the general scope of GiveWell’s grantmaking, why we dedicate funding and analysis capability to applications apart from our prime charities, and the sorts of alternatives we assist.

Analysis Updates

We’ve just lately revealed various new analysis pages—under are a couple of highlights. For those who’d like to join e-mail updates at any time when we publish new analysis supplies, you are able to do so right here.

  • Middle for Efficient International Motion (CEGA)—Unrestricted Funding
    • In December 2023, GiveWell really helpful a $787,500 grant to the Middle for Efficient International Motion (CEGA) on the College of California, Berkeley, to assist its work on high-quality analysis in world well being and growth. The grant is unrestricted—we count on it could be used for actions comparable to seed funding for graduate college students or early-career researchers, coverage dissemination, or filling gaps CEGA perceives within the world growth analysis ecosystem.
  • Proof Motion—Protection Surveys of Iron and Folic Acid Supplementation
    • In January 2024, GiveWell really helpful a $97,000 grant to Proof Motion to conduct baseline protection surveys of iron and folic acid (IFA) supplementation in two Indian states, Karnataka and Tripura. IFA supplementation is used to scale back anemia, which is mostly brought on by iron deficiency and might result in a spread of hostile bodily and cognitive results. We’ve directed round $13.7 million to assist Proof Motion’s technical help program for IFA supplementation in 5 different Indian states since 2018, and understanding baseline prevalence in Karnataka and Tripura will assist us resolve whether or not to make a bigger grant to extend IFA protection in these extra states.
  • IRD International—Cell Conditional Money Transfers for Immunizations
    • In February 2023, GiveWell really helpful a $2.7 million grant to IRD International to assist its vaccination work in Sindh Province, Pakistan. With these funds, IRD will present technical help and operational assist for a government-run database of immunization data, ship SMS reminders to caregivers to convey their kids in for routine vaccinations, and run a cellular phone-based conditional money switch (mCCT) program in seven districts with low baseline vaccination protection.

Associate Updates

  • New Incentives
    • New Incentives just lately revealed a photograph weblog submit chronicling a day with a cellular vaccination staff in northern Nigeria’s Kano State. The staff travels to distant villages to achieve infants who’ve missed appointments or haven’t but been introduced right into a clinic for routine childhood vaccinations.
  • Helen Keller Worldwide
    • Helen Keller Worldwide just lately revealed a weblog submit highlighting its campaigns for vitamin A supplementation for kids beneath 5 years outdated. Helen Keller Worldwide estimates that it reached practically 35 million kids final yr with twice-annual vitamin A supplementations.
  • Malaria Consortium
    • The fifth Annual Assembly of the Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention (SMC) Alliance was held in Abuja, Nigeria, earlier this month. GiveWell researchers have been excited to attend this assembly to community and collaborate with different key SMC program funders and implementers. It marked an thrilling milestone in SMC program historical past—in 2023, for the primary time, over 50 million kids have been reached with SMC therapy in a single yr. Learn extra about this historic achievement in Malaria Consortium’s current information launch.

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