CENTRE FOR EXPLORATORY ALTRUISM RESEARCH
STARTED: Incubation Program 2022
SEED GRANT: $100,000
CEARCH conducts cause prioritization research and outreach - identifying the most important problems in the world and directing resources towards solving them, so as to maximize global welfare.
CURRENT OR PREDICTED IMPACT:
CEARCH's own internal cost-effectiveness analysis suggests that we might, in expectation, save more than 3 million DALYs on a perpetual value basis, by redirecting EA funding to causes far more effective at improving welfare.
That said, such estimates should not be taken literally, given the high amount of uncertainty involved.
As of 1st November 2022, CEARCH has (a) compiled an initial longlist of 150+ potential causes; (b) finalized their research methodology and published three shallow research reports (on nuclear war, fungal diseases and asteroid impacts); and (c) are in ongoing discussions with various EA and non-EA organizations to use their future research.