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Why AMF is so popular with effective altruists

When talking about effective charities, it never seems to take too long for the Against Malaria Foundation to come up. It has consistently been rated one of the top charities recommended by GiveWell, a non-profit that evaluates charities according to evidence of their cost-effectiveness, transparency and ability to use more funding, so that well-meaning donors

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What’s the big deal about deworming?

When most people think about global poverty, the first thing that comes to mind probably isn’t parasitic worms. And yet, in November 2016, four of the seven top recommended charities chosen by the charity evaluator GiveWell, focused their interventions on these seemingly uninspiring infections. What is it about these worms that’s so worthy of our

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GiveDirectly and the largest universal basic income trial in history

Over 700 million people around the world currently live in extreme poverty. Billions of dollars are spent every year on anti-poverty programs to reduce this number. Traditionally, these anti-poverty programs have delivered in-kind support such as food, education, healthcare and infrastructure. While these interventions make a real difference to the lives of the poor, their

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Best charities for Australians to give to these holidays

The festive period inspires generosity in all of us, both towards our closest friends and family and towards charity. This kindness is heartening, though it’s also important to make sure that it is well-placed, helping people as much as possible. Unfortunately, a lot of people are unsure of where to donate, not knowing where their

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