Center for Effective Global Action — Scoping RCTs for Follow-Up

Center for Effective Global Action at UC Berkeley
Award Date:
To support building a database of RCTs suitable for long-term follow-up.

The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a GiveWell Incubation Grant of $492,188 to the Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA) at the University of California, Berkeley.  GiveWell Incubation Grants are recommended by GiveWell staff, and support the development of potential future top charities.

CEGA plans to use these funds to create a list of previously completed randomized controlled trials (RCTs) that could potentially be candidates for follow-up studies analyzing longer-term effects of programs. It will attempt to identify promising RCTs conducted 10+ years ago that could be followed up on to assess the long-term impact of specific programs. Such follow-up studies could affect GiveWell’s views about global health and development interventions and potentially alter their charity recommendations and/or funding allocations.

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