Understanding Global Charity is a post series about absolutely everything falling under the broad definition of voluntary giving of money or supplies for the purpose of creating positive social or environmental impact. Like a world map of charity, the series aims to accomplish three main goals:
- To reveal the complete big picture of charity – how much of it there is and what it consists of
- To introduce how the cogs and wheels of charity work – which countries donate most, how the money gets used, who and what is making the most impact, etc.
- To provide tools for navigating charity as an individual – for how you can make the maximum positive difference, based on evidence and analysis
If you are new to the series, I strongly recommend starting with the Series Introduction post, which will outline the reasons behind why this series exists and more about what you can expect from it.
All posts by section
1. Fundamentals of Global Charity
How much charity would be “enough”?
2. The “Supply”:
Sources of Global Charity
Official Development Assistance
Why does the United States utterly massively dominate global charity?
3. The “Demand”:
The Biggest Problems in the World
What are the biggest problems in the world right now?
4. How to be good at charity
Serious about Impact – why probably only a few charities achieve most of the difference
How to be an effective donor
The series will be extended through announcements (“Not yet published” posts) and launches (the nice kind that you can go and read) whenever I finish them. Peace.