Charities by Area

There are a number of ways in which charities fight the causes and effects of extreme poverty. Below are pages on many of the major types of intervention carried out in the developing world. These pages summarise how these interventions work, and the conclusions of our research into their effectiveness. See also our page on How We Assess Charities.

So far our research has especially focused on evaluating health-related organisations, because there are comprehensive statistics and data available to help us to assess their cost-effectiveness, and because our research shows that the most effective aid interventions are likely to be health-focused.

BlindnessChild MarriageClimate changeEducationEmergency aidHealth education
HIV/AIDSImmunisationMalariaMaternal mortalityMicrofinance
MicronutrientsNeglected tropical diseasesPolitical changeTuberculosisWater and sanitation

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