The Oxford Prioritisation Project


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about

 

The Oxford Prioritisation Project was a research group in the effective altruism community. The Project’s goal was allocate £10,000 to an organisation that accepts donations, in the way that would have the greatest positive impact. As a team, we conducted in-depth research on how best to allocate the funds. We published our work live on our blog, so that others could learn from it and provide feedback.

The Project team was led by Tom Sittler as director. Tom is a philosophy and economics student and has worked at the Centre for Effective Altruism in the summer of 2015. He was in charge of metrics for EAGxOxford 2016, co-founded effective altruism France, and worked at J-PAL New Delhi in the summer of 2016.

The Project was funded with a grant from the Centre for Effective Altruism. It began in the 1st week of Hilary term 2017 (January 15) and ended at the deadline for reaching a decision, in the 2nd week of Trinity term 2017 (May 6). The funding was not restricted to a pre-selected set of charities, and the £10,000 were disbursed to our chosen recipient after we reached our decision.


 

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Final decision

 

The Oxford Prioritisation Project has now ended. We revealed our grantee organisation on May 9, 2017 at the Grove auditorium, in Magdalen College, Oxford. A detailed explanation of the decision is available on our blog, as is all our other research.