Using Evidence & Careful Reasoning to Do the Most Good
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Doing good better:

Effective Altruism

Effective Altruism (EA) is about using an evidence-based approach to do the most good that we can. 

We all have limited time and resources. Many of us want to make a difference in the world, in big or small ways. 

Effective Altruism offers you a set of thinking, a community and resources to help you increase the impact that you can have, from where you are now. 

 
Prioritising Causes
Which causes have we neglected that are highly solvable and huge in scale?
 
 
GLOBAL HEALTH & DEVELOPMENT
Nearly half of the world's population live under $5.50 per day (PPP). When it comes to helping people in poverty, targeting cost-effective health interventions is a very effective way of empowering the poor.
FACTORY FARMED ANIMALS
Many people care about animals, but maybe not those in factory farms. We think that there is a very compelling case to direct more attention to this issue - almost 60 billion animals are used by humans for food each year worldwide. There is an opportunity for us to consider how we can act on reducing the suffering of animals, including through clean meat technologies.
 
 
LONG TERM EXISTENTIAL RISKS
Assuming that human extinction is undesirable, mitigating existential risk issues can be a very valuable area to work on. Addressing threats such as climate change, pandemic risks, nuclear wars and advanced artificial intelligence (AI) are real concerns for preserving the planet for future generations.
 
 
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We can see that by thinking carefully and by focusing on those problems that are big, solvable and neglected, we can make a truly tremendous difference to the world...
— Will MacAskill, TED2018
 
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Interested in Effective Altruism?
Find out how you can get involved.
 
 

Effective Giving

Discover how you are able to create a much greater impact with your donations.

High Impact Career

Consider how you can decide on a high-impact career path through 80,000 Hours.

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EA Community

Join an effective altruism (EA) community, including student groups or volunteer for projects and research.

 
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Resources

Read, listen, connect and discuss. Explore the ideas in EA that can help you to do good better.

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Events

Participate in our events, from regular meetups to themed topics to our annual EA conference.

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Partnerships

Partner with us and promote an evidence-based culture to create a greater impact collectively.