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Global pri­ori­ties research

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Global priorities research (GPR) is research into issues that can help decide how to allocate finite resources most cost-effectively.[1] GPR can include finding and prioritising between different causes as well as macrostrategy or “foundational” research that would inform cause prioritization in a less direct way (e.g., research into the Fermi paradox or the hinge of history hypothesis).

Evaluation

80,000 Hours rates GPR a “highest priority area”: a problem at the top of their ranking of global issues assessed by importance, tractability and neglectedness.[2]

Further reading

Duda, Roman (2016) Global priorities research, 80,000 Hours, April (updated July 2018).

O’Keeffe-O’Donovan, Rossa (2020) An introduction to global priorities research, Effective Altruism Student Summit 2020, October 25.
An introduction to global priorities research, including a discussion of how it differs from cause prioritization research.

Related entries

cause candidates | cause prioritization | Cause X | Global Priorities Institute | less-discussed causes | local priorities research | macrostrategy

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    Global Priorities Institute (2019) About us, Global Priorities Institute.

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26 points
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1 comment3 min readEA link
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30 points
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26 points
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262 points
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64 points
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46 points
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12 points
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4 points
0 comments2 min readEA link

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2 comments1 min readEA link

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8 points
1 comment1 min readEA link

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36 points
5 comments12 min readEA link

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4 points
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28 points
0 comments3 min readEA link

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43 points
27 comments4 min readEA link
(globalprioritiesinstitute.org)

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21 points
1 comment5 min readEA link
(globalprioritiesinstitute.org)

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21 points
2 comments1 min readEA link
(magnusvinding.com)

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25 points
6 comments6 min readEA link
(globalprioritiesinstitute.org)

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Brian Lui12 Jun 2022 11:14 UTC
101 points
38 comments4 min readEA link

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29 points
3 comments17 min readEA link

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42 points
7 comments7 min readEA link
(globalprioritiesinstitute.org)

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36 points
5 comments30 min readEA link

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123 points
38 comments20 min readEA link

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simeon_c11 Aug 2022 17:21 UTC
20 points
2 comments10 min readEA link