Research and Evidence

The Life You Can Save puts great value on proven interventions for addressing extreme poverty, with emphasis on “proven.” We believe the most effective approaches are identified by rigorous testing and evaluation, resulting in evidence-based approaches with clear, measurable impact that can be scaled to cost-effectively help thousands and often millions of people. Read about organizations whose research drives effective poverty work; how to identify proven charities; and read TLYCS’s reports sharing evidence of our own work and impact.


Giving Games held at the Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences;  A Case Study in how The Giving Games Project tracks its impact
In early May, Chris O'Bleness and Paige Ely facilitated a Giving Game at the Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences’ Family Medicine Interest Group (PNWU). This blog will use the Giving Game results as a case study to consider how we measure the impact from Giving Games and what we hope to achieve.  
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Giving Games and the Launch of High Impact Philanthropy
In January 2019, The Life You Can Save’s Executive Director, Charlie Bresler, visited India to facilitate Effective Giving Workshops with Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Managers, Indian philanthropists, and High Net Worth Individuals.
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Giving Games hosted by the Center for High Impact Philanthropy  and One for the World, Penn Undergraduate Chapter
The University of Pennsylvania’s One for the World Undergraduate Chapter partnered with The Center for High Impact Philanthropy (CHIP) to host Kathryn Mecrow-Flynn from The Live You Can Save’s Giving Games project.
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Giving Games goes to the University of Technology Sydney
Nicole Sutton and her teaching team at the University of Technology Sydney have developed a Giving Game which simultaneously teaches students about High Impact Philanthropy and the practical application of core accounting concepts.
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Giving Games Project Update
The Life You Can Save (TLYCS) is delighted to welcome Kathryn Mecrow-Flynn to our team. Kathryn is our first Giving Games (GGs) hire and will run numerous philanthropy education workshops in the Washington DC area with the aim of honing and tailoring GG content to a range of audiences, and systematizing our impact monitoring.
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Standardizing Giving Research with The Giving Game
This is the fourth (and most technical) of a 5-part blog series by TLYCS's COO Jon Behar laying out a research framework aimed at answering the question, "What’s the best way to “sell” the idea of good giving?" This installment explores the benefits of studying giving preferences using a standard approach, and a specific approach with particularly promising attributes.
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Estimating the Unknowable: An interview with GiveWell's James Snowden
Finding the best charity requires estimating the unknowable. Here’s how GiveWell tries to do that, according to researcher James Snowden.
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High-Leverage Research Questions
This is the third in a 5-part blog series by TLYCS's COO Jon Behar laying out a framework aimed at answering the question, "What’s the best way to “sell” the idea of good giving?" This installment explores three specific research questions that are particularly relevant to improving real world giving decisions.
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General Principles for Applied Giving Research
This is the second in a 5-part blog series by TLYCS's COO Jon Behar laying out a framework aimed at answering the question, "What’s the best way to “sell” the idea of good giving?" This installment presents the framework's three guiding principles.
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A Research Framework to Improve Real-World Giving Behavior
This is the first in a 5-part blog series by TLYCS's COO Jon Behar in which he presents a research framework aimed at answering the question, "What’s the best way to 'sell' the idea of good giving?"
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