Counterfactual EA Success Stories Examples

post by Sam Robinson · 2022-08-04T17:36:20.026Z · EA · GW · 1 comments

This is a question post.

Does anyone have a list of counterfactual success stories that have arisen directly from EA-related work? I can think of a couple (GiveWell donation statistics seem an obvious answer) but I would love a list or some examples. I want to use this for:

  1. General conversations about EA in day-to-day life. I often hear the response that EA seems too philosophical; citing examples of counterfactual goods seems like a good way to mitigate this narrative, though I would welcome any suggestions of other techniques here. 
  2. Community building (I run my student group in St Andrews). I think it would be useful to have some tangible examples I can give in an introduction talk and conversations within fellowships. 
  3. My own curiosity and general knowledge!

I really appreciate any help provided!


answer by David_Althaus · 2022-08-05T06:12:16.421Z · EA(p) · GW(p)

I guess you already know this: EAF's ballot initiative doubled Zurich's development aid [EA · GW]. 


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