Cause Prioritization

TagLast edit: 17 Jan 2021 15:17 UTC by Yoav Ravid

Cause Prioritization is the process of researching which charitable causes offer the most benefit for the marginal investment. Priorities can shift as existing causes reach funding and hiring goals, and new opportunities to do good are discovered. Cause prioritization is an important part of Effective Altruism.

See also: Cause Prioritization Wiki

Effi­cient Char­ity: Do Unto Others...

Scott Alexander24 Dec 2010 21:26 UTC
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Why SENS makes sense

emanuele ascani22 Feb 2020 16:28 UTC
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Fur­ther dis­cus­sion of CFAR’s fo­cus on AI safety, and the good things folks wanted from “cause neu­tral­ity”

AnnaSalamon12 Dec 2016 19:39 UTC
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Why CFAR’s Mis­sion?

AnnaSalamon2 Jan 2016 23:23 UTC
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[Question] What are the rea­sons to *not* con­sider re­duc­ing AI-Xrisk the high­est pri­or­ity cause?

David Scott Krueger (formerly: capybaralet)20 Aug 2019 21:45 UTC
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S-risks: Why they are the worst ex­is­ten­tial risks, and how to pre­vent them

Kaj_Sotala20 Jun 2017 12:34 UTC
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Why I’m Skep­ti­cal About Un­proven Causes (And You Should Be Too)

Peter Wildeford29 Jul 2013 9:09 UTC
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Pri­ori­ti­za­tion Re­search for Ad­vanc­ing Wis­dom and Intelligence

ozziegooen18 Oct 2021 22:28 UTC
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[Question] What’s the best ra­tio for Afri­cans to starve com­pared to Ukraini­ans not dy­ing in the war?

ChristianKl10 Mar 2022 18:52 UTC
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Im­prov­ing lo­cal gov­er­nance in frag­ile states—prac­ti­cal les­sons from the field

rockthecasbah29 Jul 2020 1:54 UTC
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On Do­ing the Improbable

Eliezer Yudkowsky28 Oct 2018 20:09 UTC
125 points
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Car­ing less

eukaryote13 Mar 2018 22:53 UTC
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Is vot­ing the­ory im­por­tant? An at­tempt to check my bias.

Jameson Quinn17 Feb 2019 23:45 UTC
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Ro­bust­ness of Cost-Effec­tive­ness Es­ti­mates and Philanthropy

JonahS24 May 2013 20:28 UTC
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Ben Hoff­man’s donor recommendations

Rob Bensinger21 Jun 2018 16:02 UTC
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Is the best char­ity (ex­clud­ing SIAI)?

syllogism26 Feb 2011 13:37 UTC
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OpenPhil’s “Up­date on Cause Pri­ori­ti­za­tion /​ Wor­ld­view Diver­sifi­ca­tion”

Raemon31 Jan 2018 5:39 UTC
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On char­ac­ter­iz­ing heavy-tailedness

Jsevillamol16 Feb 2020 0:14 UTC
38 points
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80,000 Hours: EA and Highly Poli­ti­cal Causes

The_Jaded_One26 Jan 2017 21:44 UTC
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Effi­cient Charity

multifoliaterose4 Dec 2010 10:27 UTC
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Re­sponses to ques­tions on donat­ing to 80k, GWWC, EAA and LYCS

wdmacaskill20 Nov 2012 22:41 UTC
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Defeat­ing Mun­dane Holo­causts With Robots

lsparrish30 May 2011 22:34 UTC
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Oxford Pri­ori­ti­sa­tion Pro­ject Review

[deleted]13 Oct 2017 23:07 UTC
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Are long-term in­vest­ments a good way to help the fu­ture?

Dacyn30 Apr 2018 14:41 UTC
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A case for strat­egy re­search: what it is and why we need more of it

Siebe20 Jun 2019 20:22 UTC
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[Link]: GiveWell is aiming to have a new #1 char­ity by De­cem­ber

Normal_Anomaly29 Nov 2011 3:11 UTC
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Cause Aware­ness as a Fac­tor against Cause Neutrality

Darmani13 Aug 2018 20:00 UTC
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Giv­ing Tues­day 2020

jefftk30 Nov 2020 22:30 UTC
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How a billion­aire could spend their money to help the dis­ad­van­taged: 7 ideas from the top of my head

Yitz4 Dec 2020 6:09 UTC
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Prob­a­bil­ity and Politics

CarlShulman24 Nov 2010 17:02 UTC
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What To Do: En­vi­ron­men­tal­ism vs Friendly AI (John Baez)

XiXiDu24 Apr 2011 18:03 UTC
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Max­i­miz­ing Cost-effec­tive­ness via Crit­i­cal Inquiry

HoldenKarnofsky10 Nov 2011 19:25 UTC
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[Question] Peo­ple are gath­er­ing 2 mil­lion USD to save a kid with a rare dis­ease. I feel weird about it. Why?

hookdump2 Apr 2021 23:00 UTC
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Overview of Re­think Pri­ori­ties’ work on risks from nu­clear weapons

MichaelA11 Jun 2021 20:05 UTC
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An­nounc­ing the Nu­clear Risk Fore­cast­ing Tournament

MichaelA16 Jun 2021 16:16 UTC
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The Bunny: An EA Short Story

JohnGreer21 Aug 2022 20:59 UTC
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Five Areas I Wish EAs Gave More Focus

Prometheus27 Oct 2022 6:13 UTC
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So­cial­ist firms as a cause area

B Jacobs27 Nov 2022 9:46 UTC
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