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Notes on how to engage with our cost-effectiveness analysis
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Published: November 25, 2019
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This workbook contains our cost-effectiveness analysis.

Individual staff estimates for a few parameters are included in the "User inputs" and "Moral weights" tabs. If you'd like to see how our results would change based on different inputs for these parameters, you can enter your own values in the "Anyone" columns in these two sheets, then select "Anyone" from the dropdown menus in the "Results" tab. You can also select an individual staff member's name from the dropdown menu to see how the results would change if we used their values. To see the results for programs in specific countries, select a country from the dropdown menus in the "Results" tab.

Expanding the formula bar at the top of the page (by clicking and dragging the bottom boundary) may make it easier to read the contents of explanatory cells.
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Click here to make an editable copy of this document. This is necessary to be able to interact with drop-downs and other interactive features.
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Notes on color coding
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Blue text: direct input
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Green text: pulling from another cell in this workbook
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Black text: calculation
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Index
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User inputs
Allows staff members or anyone else to easily suppy their estimates for particularly uncertain parameters.
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Moral weights
Allows staff members or anyone else to easily suppy numbers used to trade off different good outcomes.
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ResultsShows cost-effectiveness estimates for each charity.
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Bednets
Cost-effectiveness analysis for Long-lasting insecticide-treated net distributions by the Against Malaria Foundation.
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CashCost-effectiveness analysis for uncondtional cash transfers by GiveDirectly.
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Deworming - DtWCost-effectiveness analysis for deworming by Deworm the World
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Deworming - ENDCost-effectiveness analysis for deworming by The END Fund
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Deworming - SCICost-effectiveness analysis for deworming by SCI Foundation
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Deworming - SSCost-effectiveness analysis for deworming by Sightsavers
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SMC
Cost-effectiveness analysis for seasonal malaria chemoprevention by Malaria Consortium
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VAS
Cost-effectiveness analysis for vitamin A supplementation by Helen Keller International
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Counterfactual non-philanthropicUsed in the leverage and funging adjustment to our cost-effectiveness analyses.
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Inclusion/ExclusionUsed in the adjustment for excluded effects of our cost-effectivenes analyses.
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SourcesLinks to sources
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Helper sheetUsed to simplify formulae on another sheet
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Helpful GiveWell references
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Guide to GiveWell cost-effectiveness analyses
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Full reviews of our top charities
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Past versions of our cost-effectiveness analyses
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Discussion of cost-effectiveness as a criterion
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Blog posts discussing cost-effectiveness