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In the Upshot section of the New York Times, IPA founder and president Dean Karlan applies IPA's utilitarian methodology to choosing a World Cup team. With data crunched by IPA's Nate Barker, Karlan ranks each team according to the impact on world happiness its victory would have:Ultimately, life is full of choices. Just as we can’t have more than one winner of the World Cup, we also cannot send the same dollar to two different organizations. We must choose. So let’s choose the ones that will have the biggest impact.
In a second post, Karlan and Barker updated the rankings to take a country's past performance in the World Cup into account.
The data and methodology for both the original and updated posts is available in Excel format here.
- Jun 16/14 | From the newsroom |
Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes writes about GiveDirectly for Four Seasons Magazine. In the article, Hughes praises the role of evidence for giving, specifically citing GiveDirectly's and IPA's evaluation of it. More coverage of IPA's evaluation of GiveDirectly is here.
At Bloomberg View, Former Obama administration official Cass Sunstein discusses the findings of an IPA study on the role of evidence in donors' decision making. The Chronicle of Philanthropy has an article about the study as well. Read the study's accompanying paper here.
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