Center for Effective Global Action at UC Berkeley — Scoping RCTs for Follow-Up

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To support building a database of RCTs suitable for long-term follow-up.
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Published: November 2017

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. 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. GiveWell Incubation Grants are recommended by GiveWell staff, and support the development of potential future top charities.

CEGA 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. CEGA has received two related GiveWell Incubation Grants, in April 2017 and June 2017.

See GiveWell’s page on this gift for more details.