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We have gathered together many useful resources related to the fight against global poverty. Our aim is to make givingwhatwecan.org a useful one-stop location for information on poverty and giving, and to earn a place in your bookmarks collection.
Choosing where to give is incredibly important. It is also very difficult. We generally encourage donors to find out more about the most effective charities for themselves, but for those short on time, or bewildered by the possibilities, we offer a short list of our current best recommendations.
We have gathered a lot of information on the most effective ways to help fight the causes or effects of poverty. For now, we have focused on healthcare (which is a particularly important area), but we hope to be able to extend our analysis into other domains, such as education or political change.
There are many excellent and approachable reports about the shape of poverty and what we can do to fight it, but they are scattered around the web. To make these much more accessible, we've collected together a selection of the most influential reports and the most useful sources of statistics on a single page.
Do you think that aid is useless, or that you can make no difference? There are many persistent myths like these surrounding the topic of international aid, so we have chosen eight of the most enduring ones and explain in detail where they go wrong.
A collection of some of the best essays, books, and online videos about our responsibilities to give what we can.
2,500 years of thought about giving distilled into a carefully chosen set of quotations. Both inspiring and challenging, conservative and radical.
We strongly believe that our choices about giving should be based on firm evidence. We have thus backed up factual claims across the site with references to the original sources. When we have a reference for a claim, you will either see a link taking you straight to the source, or a small number next to the claim like this.1 Click on it, and it will display the reference.
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