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Fwd: Trip to India

Hi folks, Evan Larson, a Princeton student-journalist, is interested in some details of GiveWell's trip to India. We've tried to answer his questions briefly
Alexander Berger
Feb 26, 2013
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Re: Fwd: Cooperation incentives for charities

Hi Ian, It was more that transparency incentives in general were not a good enough reason to recommend funding. -Elie ... Hi Ian, It was more that transparency
Elie Hassenfeld
Dec 30, 2012
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Re: Fwd: Cooperation incentives for charities

Thanks, Elie, I appreciate the response. I am curious, though, about why you decided against recommending for the sake of transparency. Was there new
Ian David Moss
Dec 30, 2012
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Re: Fwd: Cooperation incentives for charities

Hi Ian, We have continued to follow VillageReach and did consider potentially recommending funding for them for the sake of "transparency incentives." I don't
Elie Hassenfeld
Dec 30, 2012
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Re: Fwd: Cooperation incentives for charities

Hi guys, On a related note, I'm getting ready to donate to GW's recommended charities and have been thinking a bit about VillageReach. In your July 26 blog
Ian David Moss
Dec 30, 2012
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Fwd: Cooperation incentives for charities

We thought this exchange about our shift away from emphasizing the "standouts" list might be of some general interest: Vipul Naik wrote to us, asking: Dear
Alexander Berger
Dec 27, 2012
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Changes in estimated cost-effectiveness of AMF

A donor recently emailed us asking about the changes in our cost-effectiveness estimates for AMF. The donor pointed out that our estimate had changed and
Alexander Berger
Dec 17, 2012
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Re: conerns about SCI

Hi all, thanks for the thoughts. A few responses: 1. We really appreciate Aaron's raising this concern. In general, we encourage people to raise any issues
Holden Karnofsky
Nov 15, 2012
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Re: conerns about SCI

Ah fair enough, thanks Natalie -- Please excuse brevity; this message has been sent from my mobile phone. Holly Morgan | Executive Director | The Life You Can
Holly Morgan
Nov 15, 2012
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Re: conerns about SCI

Hi Holly, SCI provided the spending figure to us in pounds (£1,329), and we converted these to the dollar figure that we then asked SCI about ($2,100). The
Natalie Stone Crispin
Nov 15, 2012
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Re: conerns about SCI

A similar thing occurs with public companies in immature markets becoming very emotional about stockbrokers, often completely shutting them out after a 'sell'
Ben Hoskin
Nov 14, 2012
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Re: conerns about SCI

I had wondered if there is reluctance to communicate with GiveWell because GiveWell may have developed a reputation for being harsh on charities. I'm not
rnoble@...
Nov 14, 2012
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If microfinancing creates a cycle of debt, is handing out cash a bet

I realize this mailing list isn't for sharing content from subscribers, but I thought this article published by GOOD Magazine on Monday is especially relevant
martajbornstein3
Nov 14, 2012
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Re: conerns about SCI

Perhaps the person who gave the figure in £s had received it in $s from someone else, and this latter person had made the typo? -- Please excuse brevity; this
Holly Morgan
Nov 14, 2012
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conerns about SCI

In GiveWell's recent update about SCI, they write
Aaron Swartz
Nov 14, 2012
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