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Characteristics of their methodology
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Name of organisationWebsiteWhat they recommendDo they consider cost effectiveness?They do detailed analysisDo they publish their research so others can use it?They consider room for more fundingDo they look at charities or only general approaches?Do they have academic credibility?Do they do primary research (RCTs)?Do they consider potential publication bias in results? http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2010/12/13/101213fa_fact_lehrerLOCATIONIs their advice easy to understand?More commentsMain strenghtsCan we learn from them? what?
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GiveWellwww.givewell.orgAMF, SCI, GDYesYesYesYesCharitiesYesNoYesYesthird party evidencevery detailed criteriatrack of donationstoo many links?massive/too heavy websiteyesrigourous instruction- the structure of evaluation
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J-Poverty Action Labhttp://www.povertyactionlab.orgYesYesYesNoOnly approaches not charitiesYesYesYesNoimpact evaluation trough randomized evaluationsimpact on development economicspdf version of the articlesuse of randomized evaluation linked to MITdirect link for givingmission :easy website, but lot of deepenings if a person is interestedacademic reputation possibility to teach others how to do a randomize evaluationyesresearch
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Charity NavigatorNoNo-NoCharitiesNoN/Ano
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GuideStarhttp://www.guidestar.org/Home.aspxNothing (but AMF is on the home page at the moment)yes (not specified clearly and one of multiple parameters)yes ( is it reliable? ) nocharitiesnoNonoyesdata collection offer servicesdetailed report on each organization provided only if you pay no
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AidGradehttp://www.aidgrade.org/Yesmeta anlysisYesnogeneral approach / programsYesNoYesNometa analisis based incomplete idea: website does not work website easy to read and quick to understandyesresearch (when the website...)
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Innovations for Poverty Actionhttp://www.poverty-action.org/yesyesYes- (question not applicable)general approachesnoyesnoyesrctwhere to donate (research or programs?)https://poverty-action.org/donation_formyesresearch
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Greatnonprofit?http://greatnonprofits.org/help in finding your nearest org or the one you are interested in nononocharities in general approachesnoNononot useful to includedivision of GuideStarno
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Philantropediahttp://www.myphilanthropedia.org/different top charities according to different programsno ( it is important that a charity has an impact- not specified what "impact is ) nonocharitiesnoNonoa division of guide starit pushes to take 1 % monthly pledgeno
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Leveragehttp://www.leverageresearch.orgnononogeneral approachesnononophylosophy reasearch no
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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundationhttp://www.gatesfoundation.org/yes (not all programs)noMostly not????nono??no
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Aid Datahttp://www.aiddata.org/content/indexnonononone nono??databaseyesoverview of aid flows
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GHO Global Happiness Organizationhttp://www.globalhappiness.com/ennononogeneral approachesnononono
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Global Poverty Project http://globalpovertyproject.com/nononogeneral approaches / advocacy nononoadvocacy campaigns no
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Charity watch http://www.charitywatch.org/different organization for different interestscharity guide? charity guide? charity guide? http://www.charitywatch.org/ratingguide.htmlcharity guide? charity guide? charity guide? not clear how they rateddonation first and then you may knowno
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http://www.charitywatch.org/criteria.html@@@ percentage spent on program vs running the organization @@@
efficiency on the financial side
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End Poverty 2015http://www.endpoverty2015.org/nononoapproaches / advocacy for millenium development goals nononono
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Make Poverty Historyhttp://www.makepovertyhistory.com.au/nononoapproaches / advocacy for millenium development goals nononono
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The Center for High Impact Philanthropyhttp://www.impact.upenn.edu/yes / not onlyyes???not clearyes-not immediate and not clearhttp://www.impact.upenn.edu/international-issues/view-malaria/see page 7 you find the methodhow they work. not clear. More investigation if neededhttp://www.impact.upenn.edu/images/uploads/UPenn_CHIP_CostPerImpact_Malaria_Feb09.pdfyesresearch/ how to run our organization or to see at others are run
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Be Guide/Back of the Envelope Guidehttp://www.beguide.org/index.htmlHostile Artificial Inteligence, Action, Antibiotic resistanceyes(leverage factor) nonocharitiesnonot clearnopage for "valuation of outcomes"the website seems not updatednot useful for researchuseful for tips on organisationsno
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Bolder Givinghttp://www.boldergiving.org/index.phpnononoencouraging in givingnono / do not know from the websitenono
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The Giving Pledgehttp://givingpledge.org/index.htmlnononoencouraging in givingnononosimilar to Bolder Givingno
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Good Ventureshttp://www.goodventures.org/they do not recommend directly, but they gave money to some causes / GiveWell, Schistosomiasis Control Initiative, Give Directly, AMFyes (but based on what GiveWell says)more reporting the experienceyes (but based on what GiveWell says)both? not clearnonot clearnohigly connected to GiveWell and Gates Foundationwebsite quotation: "The grants we're making today are designed to teach us how to have the greatest impact long-term. "not clear where they get the money from ( fundraising? )could be an important organization to look at in the future ( now it seems it is learning how to work)at the moment nothing
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Live Below the Linehttps://www.livebelowtheline.com/uk?lang=ennonononogeneal approaches / making peeople awarenonono
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Copenhagen Consensushttp://www.copenhagenconsensus.com/yesyesSomewhatgeneral approachesno???????yesresearch- effectiveness of interventions
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GOOGLE Global Impact Awardshttp://www.google.com/giving/no
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Bixby Centrehttp://bixby.berkeley.edu/research/cost-effectiveness/
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ACUMEN FUNDhttp://acumen.org/
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THE CENTER FOR HIGH IMPACT PHYLANTROPY see above
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ROBIN HOOD FOUNDATIONhttp://www.robinhood.org/YesNAno?they directly use the money nononoonly NYCyes
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FOCUSSING PHILANTHROPY http://www.focusingphilanthropy.org/Yesit seems - other criteria also analyzednonot sure. emphasis is put on this isssue: can the recipient handle extra fund?charitiesnononoYES!!!!!MESSAGE CLEAR, SYSTEMATIC, CONCISE, POWERFULhttp://www.focusingphilanthropy.org/registryitem.asp?ID=773&title=Against%20Malaria%20Foundation
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THE MAXIMIN PROJECThttp://maximin.org/software and site in developmentsee commentsIt is good the idea that people can choose their own charity/ program and visualize it
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OPHIhttp://www.ophi.org.uk/no / based on the concept of multidymension of Amartya Sennyesyesnoapproaches - influence policy makersyesresearch im multidymensions no cost-effectiveness. no it is difficult without an economic or ohilosofical backgroundBased on Amartya Senn approach. Alkire-Foster method is applied
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http://cega.berkeley.edu/
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link:http://cega.berkeley.edu/
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WHO-CHOICE
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GiveMore
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http://www.thinknpc.org/publications/
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Centre for the Study of African Economics (Oxford University)http://www.csae.ox.ac.uk/no yesyesnogeneral approaches yes--Based in Oxford Useful to look at and maybe to talk to http://www.gprg.org/themes/default.htmthis is the website of their research
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Institute for Development Policy and Management (The University of Manchester)http://www.sed.manchester.ac.uk/idpm/no yesyesno general approaches yes--
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http://www.effective-states.org/research/index.htmresearch team of Institute... (Manchester)look at the commentResearch is based on effectivenessThey state their methodology (this makes the process transparent and reliable). See the link (pdf)http://www.effective-states.org/_assets/documents/esid_research_overview.pdfyes How they conduct their research (stating the process in advance in order to give to the reader an idea)
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Chronic Poverty Research Centerhttp://www.chronicpoverty.org/no yesyesnogeneral approachesyes--Especially interesting the section regarding poverty dynamicshttp://www.chronicpoverty.org/page/povertymaybe multiple dymension in the future?
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Oxford Uehiro Centre for practical Ethicshttp://www.practicalethics.ox.ac.uk/ht_landing_page
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ASAP (Academics Stand Against Poverty) http://academicsstand.org/no, but they are focussing on their impact-yes -general approaches (try to influence what the next MDGs should be) yes--yesMessage addressed to a small group of peopleInterdisciplinarityresources online not available yetyesresearch. new ideas on the possible new MDGs .
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Health Impact Fundhttp://healthimpactfund.com/yesyesyes -specific programsno?A website-organisation to look at yesresearch / use of DALY
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Center for Effective Philanrthropy http://www.effectivephilanthropy.org/index.phpUseful to look at in terms of management. Moreover, when the website and the software will work, useful also for comparing the effectiveness of other charitiesit does evaluate (financially primary) the effectiveness of the charity yesresearch / presenting results in an interactive way
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Databases of Best Practices http://ctb.ku.edu/en/promisingapproach/Databases_Best_Practices.aspx
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see also the spreadsheet https://docs.google.com/document/d/1wuOxedfRhGRYosj5WaCuC5RtHVjRp2fahFI5Z8rJaNs/edit
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see the makund spredsheet
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Back of the Envelope Philanthropy
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