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**Before looking at this list, see [the organisations we recommend within each of our recommended problem areas.](https://80000hours.org/job-board/)**
  
== Existential risk ==
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''Note that this list is only periodically updated. Last significant update: March 2017.''
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This is a list of organisations that we might recommend people apply to (though we haven't looked into most of them in detail ourselves). We don't necessarily endorse the organisations' work - one way to improve the world is go to an organisation with problems and improve it. As this is still a draft, an organisation not being on this list doesn't indicate we dislike it, as we may have simply missed it.
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They all work on problems we regard as highly pressing.
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'''General sources'''
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* The most important source which hasn't been merged with this page is this list: [http://www.openphilanthropy.org/giving/grants Open Philanthropy Project grants database]
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* [http://www.givewell.org/research/other-charity-reviews#Allinternationalcharitiesconsidered GiveWell charity evaluations] especially [http://www.givewell.org/charities/other-standout-charities standout charities].
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* [http://www.animalcharityevaluators.org/recommendations/list-organizations/ Animal Charity Evaluators considered charities], and especially [http://www.animalcharityevaluators.org/recommendations/top-charities/ recommended or standout charities].
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== Catastrophic and existential risks ==
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[http://www.existential-risk.org/concept.html ''Why work on this problem?'']
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=== General ===
  
* OpenAI [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OpenAI about] [https://jobs.lever.co/openai vacancies]
 
* DeepMind [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DeepMind about] [https://deepmind.com/careers/ vacancies]
 
* Google Brain [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Brain about] [http://research.google.com/teams/brain/ vacancies]
 
* Vicarious [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vicarious_(company) about] [http://careers.vicarious.com/ vacancies]
 
 
* Cambridge Centre for the Study of Existential Risk [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centre_for_the_Study_of_Existential_Risk about] [http://cser.org/vacancies/ vacancies]
 
* Cambridge Centre for the Study of Existential Risk [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centre_for_the_Study_of_Existential_Risk about] [http://cser.org/vacancies/ vacancies]
 
* Future of Humanity Institute at the University of Oxford [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Future_of_Humanity_Institute about] [https://www.fhi.ox.ac.uk/vacancies/ vacancies]
 
* Future of Humanity Institute at the University of Oxford [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Future_of_Humanity_Institute about] [https://www.fhi.ox.ac.uk/vacancies/ vacancies]
 
* Open Philanthropy Project [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_Philanthropy_Project about] [http://www.openphilanthropy.org/get-involved/jobs vacancies]
 
* Open Philanthropy Project [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_Philanthropy_Project about] [http://www.openphilanthropy.org/get-involved/jobs vacancies]
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* Centre for Effective Altruism [https://centreforeffectivealtruism.org about] [https://www.centreforeffectivealtruism.org/careers/ vacancies]
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* Global Catastrophic Risk Institute [http://gcrinstitute.org/ about] [http://gcrinstitute.org/join vacancies]
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* Chatham House [https://www.chathamhouse.org/ about] [https://www.chathamhouse.org/careers vacancies]
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* Skoll Global Threats Fund [http://www.skollglobalthreats.org/ about] [http://www.skollglobalthreats.org/about-us/join-us/ vacancies]
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* Center for Applied Rationality [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Center_for_Applied_Rationality about]
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* IARPA [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intelligence_Advanced_Research_Projects_Activity about] [https://www.iarpa.gov/index.php/careers vacancies]
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* Global Challenges Foundation [https://globalchallenges.org/ about]
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* White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) [https://www.whitehouse.gov/ostp about] [https://www.whitehouse.gov/ostp/internship vacancies]
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=== Biosecurity ===
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[https://80000hours.org/problem-profiles/biosecurity/ ''Why work on this problem?'']
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* Many agencies in state governments and the intelligence community (such as the CDC, NIH)
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* The Center for Health Security (CHS) [http://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/global-catastrophic-risks/biosecurity/center-health-security-biosecurity-global-health-security-and-global-catastrophic about] [https://jobs.jhu.edu/jhujobs/jobsearch.cfm?searchCriteria=Center+for+Health+Security vacancies]
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* Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense [http://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/global-catastrophic-risks/biosecurity/blue-ribbon-study-panel-biodefense-grant about]
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* iGEM — Synthetic Biology Safety and Security [http://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/global-catastrophic-risks/biosecurity/igem-synthetic-biology-safety-and-security about]
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See also this list from the [http://www.openphilanthropy.org/research/cause-reports/biosecurity#Who_is_already_working_on_it Open Philanthropy Project].
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=== Nuclear security===
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[https://80000hours.org/problem-profiles/nuclear-security/ ''Why work on this problem?'']
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* Many agencies in state governments and the intelligence community (such as The Department of Defense, Defense Threat Reduction Agency, U.S. Strategic Command)
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* Nuclear Threat Initiative [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclear_Threat_Initiative about] [http://www.nti.org/about/employment/ vacancies]
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* Ploughshares Fund [http://www.ploughshares.org/ about] [http://www.ploughshares.org/about-us/jobs vacancies]
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* Carnegie Endowment for International Peace [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carnegie_Endowment_for_International_Peace about] [http://carnegieendowment.org/about/employment vacancies]
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See also this list from the [http://www.openphilanthropy.org/research/cause-reports/nuclear-weapons-policy#Who_else_is_working_on_this Open Philanthropy Project].
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=== Risks from artificial intelligence ===
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[https://80000hours.org/problem-profiles/artificial-intelligence-risk/ ''Why work on this problem?'']
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* Machine Intelligence Research Institute [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Machine_Intelligence_Research_Institute about] [https://intelligence.org/get-involved/#careers vacancies]
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* DeepMind [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DeepMind about] [https://deepmind.com/careers/ vacancies]
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* Future of Humanity Institute at the University of Oxford [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Future_of_Humanity_Institute about] [https://www.fhi.ox.ac.uk/vacancies/ vacancies]
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* DeepMind
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* Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence [http://lcfi.ac.uk/ about] [http://lcfi.ac.uk/careers/ vacancies]
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* K&L Gates Endowment for Ethics and Computational Technologies (still in development)
 
* Center for Human-Compatible Artificial Intelligence [http://news.berkeley.edu/2016/08/29/center-for-human-compatible-artificial-intelligence/ about]
 
* Center for Human-Compatible Artificial Intelligence [http://news.berkeley.edu/2016/08/29/center-for-human-compatible-artificial-intelligence/ about]
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* OpenAI [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OpenAI about] [https://jobs.lever.co/openai vacancies]
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* Google Brain [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Brain about] [http://research.google.com/teams/brain/ vacancies]
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* Global Catastrophic Risk Institute [http://gcrinstitute.org/ about] [http://gcrinstitute.org/category/jobs/ vacancies]
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* Cambridge Centre for the Study of Existential Risk [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centre_for_the_Study_of_Existential_Risk about] [http://cser.org/vacancies/ vacancies]
 
* Future of Life Institute [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Future_of_Life_Institute about] [http://futureoflife.org/job-postings/ vacancies]
 
* Future of Life Institute [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Future_of_Life_Institute about] [http://futureoflife.org/job-postings/ vacancies]
* Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence [http://lcfi.ac.uk/ about] [http://lcfi.ac.uk/careers/ vacancies]
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* Foundational Research Institute [https://foundational-research.org/ about] [https://foundational-research.org/work-with-us/ vacancies]
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* Prof. Allan Dafoe, Yale University [http://www.allandafoe.com/aiclass about]
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* AI Impacts [http://aiimpacts.org/ about]
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* Centre on Impact of AI and Robotics [http://ciair.org/ about]
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* L’Institut de valorisation des données (IVADO) – University of Montreal [http://ivado.ca/ about] [http://ivado.ca/en/offres-demplois-de-stages/ vacancies]
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* MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy (IDE) [http://ide.mit.edu/ about]
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* Center for a New American Security (CNAS) - see their [Artificial Intelligence and Global Security Initiative](https://www.cnas.org/research/technology-and-national-security/artificial-intelligence), and their [vacancies](https://www.cnas.org/careers)
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* Belfer Center - see their initiative on [Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning](https://www.belfercenter.org/publication/cyber-security-project-launches-initiative-artificial-intelligence-and-machine-learning), part of their [Cyber Security Project](https://www.belfercenter.org/cyber)
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See a list of [https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/15evxDZN_HRdzjMTEk5C7y5JmleZh0t8Ov1kECUHbtns/edit#gid=0 all organisations and individual researchers] who have received grants to work on the topic as of 2016.
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== Promoting effective altruism ==
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[https://80000hours.org/problem-profiles/promoting-effective-altruism/ ''Why work on this problem?'']
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* Centre for Effective Altruism [https://centreforeffectivealtruism.org about] [https://www.centreforeffectivealtruism.org/careers/ vacancies]
 
* Centre for Effective Altruism [https://centreforeffectivealtruism.org about] [https://www.centreforeffectivealtruism.org/careers/ vacancies]
* Machine Intelligence Research Institute [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Machine_Intelligence_Research_Institute about] [https://intelligence.org/get-involved/#careers vacancies]
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* Open Philanthropy Project [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_Philanthropy_Project about] [http://www.openphilanthropy.org/get-involved/jobs vacancies]
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* GiveWell [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GiveWell about] [http://www.givewell.org/about/jobs vacancies]
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* Charity Entrepreneurship [http://www.charityentrepreneurship.com/ about]
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* Effective Altruism Foundation [https://ea-foundation.org/ about] [https://ea-foundation.org/open-positions/ vacancies]
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* Founders Pledge [https://founderspledge.com/ about]
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* Students for High Impact Charity [http://www.shicschools.org/ about]
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* The Life You Can Save [https://www.thelifeyoucansave.org/ about]
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* Effective Altruism Australia [http://effectivealtruism.org.au/ about] [https://effectivealtruism.org.au/get-involved vacancies]
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* Raising for Effective Giving [https://reg-charity.org about]
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* Local Effective Altruism Network [https://localeanetwork.org/ about] [https://localeanetwork.org/careers vacancies]
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== Global priorities research ==
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[https://80000hours.org/problem-profiles/global-priorities-research/ ''Why work on this problem?'']
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We know of only a small number of groups doing research that tries to compare global problems at the highest level (e.g. climate change vs global health):
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* Open Philanthropy Project
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* Centre for Effective Altruism (our parent organisation)
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* Future of Humanity Institute
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* Copenhagen Consensus Center
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A wider range of groups run trials or collect and compile data in specific policy areas. We don’t regard this as equally neglected, but it is a very complementary form of research:
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* Washington State Institute for Public Policy
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* The Pew-Macarthur Results First Initiative
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* The Center for High Impact Philanthropy
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* What Works Network
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* Campbell Collaboration
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* Behavioural Insights Team
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* Poverty Action Lab
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* Global Catastrophic Risk Institute
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* Foundational Research Institute
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* Future of Life Institute
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* Many other social scientists or medical researchers who run trials on ways of improving wellbeing.
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== Development and global health ==
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== Public policy ==
  
* interamerican development bank
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* US Government Accountability Office [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Government_Accountability_Office about] [http://gao.gov/careers/index.html vacancies]
* Asian Development Bank
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* Campbell Collaboration [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Campbell_Collaboration about]
* (I imagine African Development Bank, but I don't know it well)
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* RAND Corporation [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAND_Corporation about] [https://www.rand.org/jobs.html vacancies]
* CEGA at berkeley
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* White House Social and Behavioral Sciences Team [https://sbst.gov/work/ vacancies]
* IFPRI
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* Laura and John Arnold Foundation [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laura_and_John_Arnold_Foundation about] [http://www.arnoldfoundation.org/careers/ vacancies]
* Center for Global Development
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* Coalition for Evidence-Based Policy [http://coalition4evidence.org/ about]
* RAND
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* 3ieimpact - International Initiative for Impact Evaluation [http://www.3ieimpact.org/en/about/ about] [http://www.3ieimpact.org/en/about/engage/jobs-3ie/ vacancies]
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* UK Behavioural Insights Team [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Behavioural_Insights_Team about] [http://www.behaviouralinsights.co.uk/jobs/ vacancies]
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* Cochrane Collaboration [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cochrane_(organisation) about] [http://www.cochrane.org/news/jobs vacancies]
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* Institute for Fiscal Studies [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Institute_for_Fiscal_Studies about] [https://www.ifs.org.uk/jobs vacancies]
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* Institute for Public Policy Research [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Institute_for_Public_Policy_Research about] [http://www.ippr.org/about/vacancies vacancies]
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* Marshall Institute for Philanthropy and Social Entrepreneurship [http://www.lse.ac.uk/MarshallInstitute/home.aspx about]
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* US Congressional Budget Office [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Congressional_Budget_Office about] [https://www.cbo.gov/about/careers vacancies]
 
* There could be other think tanks like Center for American Progress, Brookings, etc. that would be a good fit.
 
* There could be other think tanks like Center for American Progress, Brookings, etc. that would be a good fit.
 
* There will be a bunch of other institutes affiilaiated with lots of universities that would be a good fit.  e.g. sonal shah's shop at georgetown, or georgetown's GUIDE  
 
* There will be a bunch of other institutes affiilaiated with lots of universities that would be a good fit.  e.g. sonal shah's shop at georgetown, or georgetown's GUIDE  
* Instiglio
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* Global Innovation Fund [http://www.globalinnovation.fund/about-us about] [http://www.globalinnovation.fund/jobs vacancies]
* Dimagi
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* Centres for Disease Control and Prevention [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centers_for_Disease_Control_and_Prevention about] [https://jobs.cdc.gov/ vacancies]
* perhaps Jhpiago
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* ECDC
* DMI
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* Public Health Agency of Canada
* GiveDirectly
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* National Institute for Health and Care Excellence
* GiveWell
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* IPA
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* GAO
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== Development and global health ==
* Arnold Foundation
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[https://80000hours.org/problem-profiles/health-in-poor-countries/ ''Why work on this problem?'']
* Bloomberg Foundation
 
* Rockefeller Foundation
 
* Omidyar Network
 
* DFID
 
* YoungLove
 
* IDInsight
 
* Nesta
 
* International Growth Center
 
* White House Social and Behavioral Sciences Team (SBST)
 
* Evidence Action
 
* J-PAL
 
  
== Policy generally ==
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* Interamerican Development Bank [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inter-American_Development_Bank about] [http://www.iadb.org/en/careers/careers-at-the-idb,1165.html vacancies]
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* Asian Development Bank [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asian_Development_Bank about] [https://www.adb.org/site/careers/main vacanies]
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* African Development Bank [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/African_Development_Bank about] [http://www.afdb.org/en/about-us/careers/current-vacancies/ vacancies]
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* Center for Effective Global Action at UC Berkeley [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Center_for_Effective_Global_Action about] [http://cega.berkeley.edu/opportunities/ vacancies]
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* International Food Policy Research Institute [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Food_Policy_Research_Institute about] [http://www.ifpri.org/careers vacancies]
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* Center for Global Development [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Center_for_Global_Development about] [http://www.cgdev.org/page/job-opportunities-0 vacancies]
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* International Growth Center [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Growth_Centre about] [http://www.theigc.org/about/careers/ vacancies]
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* Schistosomiasis Control Initiative [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schistosomiasis_Control_Initiative about] [http://www.imperial.ac.uk/schistosomiasis-control-initiative vacancies]
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* Deworm the World Initiative [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deworm_the_World_Initiative about] [http://www.evidenceaction.org/work-with-us/ vacancies]
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* Population Services International [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Population_Services_International about] [http://www.psi.org/careers/ vacancies]
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* Village Reach [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VillageReach about] [http://www.villagereach.org/join-us/ vacancies]
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* Evidence Action [http://www.evidenceaction.org/ about] [http://www.evidenceaction.org/work-with-us/ vacancies]
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* Poverty Action Lab [https://www.povertyactionlab.org/ about] [https://www.povertyactionlab.org/careers vacancies]
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* Instiglio [http://www.instiglio.org/en/ about] [http://www.instiglio.org/en/careers-at-instiglio/ vacancies]
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* Dimagi [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dimagi about] [http://www.dimagi.com/about/careers/ vacancies]
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* Jhpiago [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jhpiego about] [https://www.jhpiego.org/who-we-are/careers/ vacancies]
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* Iodine Global Network [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Council_for_the_Control_of_Iodine_Deficiency_Disorders about] [http://www.ign.org/about.htm vacancies]
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* Development Media International [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Development_Media_International about] [http://www.developmentmedia.net/job-opportunities vacancies]
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* GiveDirectly [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GiveDirectly about] [https://www.givedirectly.org/join-us vacancies]
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* Segovia [http://www.thesegovia.com/about about] [http://thesegovia.recruiterbox.com/ vacancies]
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* Wave [https://www.wave.com/ about]
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* GiveWell [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GiveWell about] [http://www.givewell.org/about/jobs vacancies]
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* Innovations for Poverty Action [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Innovations_for_Poverty_Action about] [http://www.poverty-action.org/work-with-ipa/current-opportunities vacancies]
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* Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition [http://www.givewell.org/charities/GAIN about] [http://jobs.gainhealth.org/vacancies vacancies]
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* Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_%26_Melinda_Gates_Foundation about] [http://www.gatesfoundation.org/Jobs vacancies]
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* Living Goods [http://www.givewell.org/charities/living-goods about] [https://livinggoods.org/who-we-are/careers/ vacancies]
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* Bloomberg Foundation [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bloomberg_Philanthropies about] [https://www.linkedin.com/company/bloomberg-philanthropies vacancies]
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* World Health Organisation [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Health_Organization about] [http://www.who.int/employment/vacancies/en/ vacancies]
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* World Bank [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Bank about] [http://web.worldbank.org/WBSITE/EXTERNAL/EXTJOBSNEW/0,,pagePK:8454306~theSitePK:8453353,00.html vacancies]
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* Rockefeller Foundation [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rockefeller_Foundation about] [https://www.rockefellerfoundation.org/about-us/careers/ vacancies]
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* Omidyar Network [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Omidyar_Network about]
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* UK Department for International Development [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Department_for_International_Development about] [https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-international-development/about/recruitment vacancies]
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* YoungLove [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Young_1ove about] [http://www.young1ove.org/join-us vacancies]
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* IDInsight [http://idinsight.org/about/about-us/ about] [http://idinsight.org/careers/ vacancies]
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* Nesta [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nesta_(charity) about] [http://www.nesta.org.uk/jobs vacancies]
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* Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization
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* US AID
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* RESULTS
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* Project Healthy Children
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* AidData
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* AidGrade
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* Institute for Globally Transformative Technologies
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* Pan American Health Organisation
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* UNDP
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* Overseas Development Institute
  
* Campbell Collaboration
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* Laura and John Arnold Foundation
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* Coalition for Evidence-Based Policy
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== Animal welfare and factory farming ==
* 3ieimpact - International Initiative for Impact Evaluation
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[https://80000hours.org/problem-profiles/factory-farming/ ''Why work on this problem?'']
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* Animal Charity Evaluators [https://www.animalcharityevaluators.org/ about] [http://www.animalcharityevaluators.org/about/meet-our-team/join-our-team/ vacancies]
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* Sentience Politics [https://sentience-politics.org/ about] [https://sentience-politics.org/about/work-with-us vacancies]
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* Animal Equality [http://www.animalcharityevaluators.org/recommendations/top-charities/animal-equality/ about] [http://www.animalequality.net/jobs vacancies]
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* Mercy for Animals [http://www.animalcharityevaluators.org/recommendations/top-charities/mercy-for-animals/ about] [http://www.mercyforanimals.org/jobs vacancies]
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* The Humane League [http://www.animalcharityevaluators.org/recommendations/top-charities/the-humane-league/ about] [http://thehumaneleague.com/jobs/ vacancies]
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* Humane Society USA [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Humane_Society_of_the_United_States#Political_and_legislative_initiatives_against_animal_abuse_and_cruelty about] [http://www.humanesociety.org/about/employment/ vacancies]
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* Farm Animal Rights Movement [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Farm_Animal_Rights_Movement about] [http://farmusa.org/index.php/get-involved/join-our-team.html vacancies]
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* Non-Human Rights Project [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nonhuman_Rights_Project about] [http://www.nonhumanrightsproject.org/contact-us/ vacancies]
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* Animal Ethics [http://www.animal-ethics.org/ about] [http://www.animal-ethics.org/about-us/ vacancies]
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* Faunalytics
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=== Development of meat substitutes ===
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* Impossible Foods
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* Beyond Meat
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* New Harvest
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* Good Food Institute
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* New Incentives
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* Hampton Creek
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* Perfect Day Foods
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* Clara Foods
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== Suggestions yet to be confirmed and incorporated ==
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* Various UN orgs
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* http://www.globalviral.org/
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* http://metabiota.com/
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* http://www.epidemico.com/
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* http://bluedot.global/
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* These: http://www.new-harvest.org/portfolio
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* List of think tanks here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/what-works-network

Latest revision as of 14:47, 7 May 2018

Before looking at this list, see the organisations we recommend within each of our recommended problem areas.

Note that this list is only periodically updated. Last significant update: March 2017.

This is a list of organisations that we might recommend people apply to (though we haven't looked into most of them in detail ourselves). We don't necessarily endorse the organisations' work - one way to improve the world is go to an organisation with problems and improve it. As this is still a draft, an organisation not being on this list doesn't indicate we dislike it, as we may have simply missed it.

They all work on problems we regard as highly pressing.

General sources

Catastrophic and existential risks

Why work on this problem?

General

Biosecurity

Why work on this problem?

  • Many agencies in state governments and the intelligence community (such as the CDC, NIH)
  • The Center for Health Security (CHS) about vacancies
  • Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense about
  • iGEM — Synthetic Biology Safety and Security about

See also this list from the Open Philanthropy Project.

Nuclear security

Why work on this problem?

  • Many agencies in state governments and the intelligence community (such as The Department of Defense, Defense Threat Reduction Agency, U.S. Strategic Command)
  • Nuclear Threat Initiative about vacancies
  • Ploughshares Fund about vacancies
  • Carnegie Endowment for International Peace about vacancies

See also this list from the Open Philanthropy Project.

Risks from artificial intelligence

Why work on this problem?

See a list of all organisations and individual researchers who have received grants to work on the topic as of 2016.

Promoting effective altruism

Why work on this problem?

Global priorities research

Why work on this problem?

We know of only a small number of groups doing research that tries to compare global problems at the highest level (e.g. climate change vs global health):

  • Open Philanthropy Project
  • Centre for Effective Altruism (our parent organisation)
  • Future of Humanity Institute
  • Copenhagen Consensus Center

A wider range of groups run trials or collect and compile data in specific policy areas. We don’t regard this as equally neglected, but it is a very complementary form of research:

  • Washington State Institute for Public Policy
  • The Pew-Macarthur Results First Initiative
  • The Center for High Impact Philanthropy
  • What Works Network
  • Campbell Collaboration
  • Behavioural Insights Team
  • Poverty Action Lab
  • Global Catastrophic Risk Institute
  • Foundational Research Institute
  • Future of Life Institute
  • Many other social scientists or medical researchers who run trials on ways of improving wellbeing.

Public policy

  • US Government Accountability Office about vacancies
  • Campbell Collaboration about
  • RAND Corporation about vacancies
  • White House Social and Behavioral Sciences Team vacancies
  • Laura and John Arnold Foundation about vacancies
  • Coalition for Evidence-Based Policy about
  • 3ieimpact - International Initiative for Impact Evaluation about vacancies
  • UK Behavioural Insights Team about vacancies
  • Cochrane Collaboration about vacancies
  • Institute for Fiscal Studies about vacancies
  • Institute for Public Policy Research about vacancies
  • Marshall Institute for Philanthropy and Social Entrepreneurship about
  • US Congressional Budget Office about vacancies
  • There could be other think tanks like Center for American Progress, Brookings, etc. that would be a good fit.
  • There will be a bunch of other institutes affiilaiated with lots of universities that would be a good fit. e.g. sonal shah's shop at georgetown, or georgetown's GUIDE
  • Global Innovation Fund about vacancies
  • Centres for Disease Control and Prevention about vacancies
  • ECDC
  • Public Health Agency of Canada
  • National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

Development and global health

Why work on this problem?

Animal welfare and factory farming

Why work on this problem?

Development of meat substitutes

  • Impossible Foods
  • Beyond Meat
  • New Harvest
  • Good Food Institute
  • New Incentives
  • Hampton Creek
  • Perfect Day Foods
  • Clara Foods

Suggestions yet to be confirmed and incorporated