Top Mental Health and Happiness Charity Ideas We're Researching in 2020 (Idea Prioritization Report)
From a starting point of 299 ideas, we selected the top 33 for further research through an idea sort. This Idea Prioritization Report is the second stage of our research process, and ranks the 33 ideas from most to least promising. Now, the top 7 ideas will move to the next stage: 80-hour reports, which will be released in the coming weeks.
There has been recent discussion within effective altruism around global mental health as a new cause area. In the 2018 EA survey, it was included as a potential top cause area, and around 4% of EAs identified it as their top priority . This has led us to think about whether Charity Entrepreneurship (CE) should do prioritisation research on mental health as a potentially high-impact cause area. Many of us at CE have been convinced that this is a promising enough area to investigate as one of the four areas for our 2020 incubation program. In this post, I will explain which factors convinced us to expand our portfolio of cause areas for the next incubation round to include mental health.