[Question] Effective Pro Bono Projects

I am cur­rently in­tern­ing at an eco­nomic con­sul­tancy firm in Lon­don. Some of my col­leagues are aware that I’m in­volved in Effec­tive Altru­ism and I’ve briefly tried to ex­plain EA to some of them. Con­se­quently, I’ve been asked by my man­ager to make some pro­pos­als about how the firm could use its work to do good.

The firm has pre­vi­ously con­ducted pro bono work in civil liber­ties cases in the US, and ev­ery year donates money to mul­ti­ple char­i­ties. How­ever the char­i­ties have to be US or UK fo­cused and all pro bono work I’m aware of has been US fo­cused.

I want to make sug­ges­tions that would be as effec­tive as pos­si­ble and also some­what likely to be fol­lowed through on by the firm. I was won­der­ing if any­one would have any sug­ges­tions?

For more back­ground, the firm pri­mar­ily pro­duces ex­pert re­ports for court for the defence of com­pa­nies in liti­ga­tion. Most of the staff are Econ grad­u­ates or Econ PhDs. My first thought would be do­ing eco­nomic anal­y­sis for effec­tive char­i­ties how­ever I’m un­sure how to recom­mend the firm could go about do­ing this.

Any ideas or guidance is much ap­pre­ci­ated, thank you.

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