Notice about research

Giving What We Can no longer conducts our own research into charities and cause areas. Instead, we're relying on the work of organisations including J-PAL, GiveWell, and the Open Philanthropy Project, which are in a better position to provide more comprehensive research coverage.

These research reports represent our thinking as of late 2016, and much of the information will be relevant for making decisions about how to donate as effectively as possible. However we are not updating them and the information may therefore be out of date.

This page contains links to our more detailed research, including data on charity effectiveness, as well as our publications.

Specific charity evaluations

Charities by intervention type

How We Assess Charities


The moral imperative towards cost-effectiveness