The Global Health and Development bundle aims to improve the health or economic empowerment of people around the world as effectively as possible.
This will be achieved primarily by supporting charities that:
Directly provide healthcare, or preventive measures that will improve health, well-being, or life expectancy
Directly provide services that raise incomes or otherwise improve economic conditions
Provide assistance to governments in the design and implementation of effective policies
Global health and development is a highly tractable area: even small donations can have a huge impact on improving people’s lives and preventing premature deaths.
The problem is also very large in scale. As of 2015, over 700 million people were living under the international poverty line of $1.90/day. The UN Inter-agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation estimates that nearly 15,000 children under the age of 5 die each day from preventable causes associated with extreme poverty.
While many organizations work on helping those in extreme poverty, the scale of the problem means there are still many outstanding opportunities with room for more funding.
The charities in this bundle are heavily influenced by Givewell’s research and are relatively lower risk, due to its solid evidence base and being well-vetted by experienced charity evaluators. This is a giving opportunity where shovel-ready interventions already exist: You can easily help direct money to where it’s needed most.