The Global Priorities Project is currently not active

Members of the GPP team are currently working on projects within both the Future of Humanity Institute and the Centre for Effective Altruism, rather than on a joint project between the two. The FHI is taking the lead on existential risk related issues, while CEA is taking the lead on fundamental cause prioritisation research.

Our impact

You can read our February 2015 Strategy Overview here.

Global health research
The government reallocated £2.5bn to fund research into treating and responding to the diseases that cause the most suffering rather than direct work. We had recommended this to policy-makers based on our primary and secondary research, and were one of several who made similar recommendations.

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Prioritising under uncertainty
We have developed a novel approach to modelling benefits of work in areas of uncertain difficulty which is being used for prioritisation and prepared for publication.

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Unprecedented technological risks
Our report on the risks posed by unprecedented technologies was widely shared within the UK government and became a chapter of the annual report of the Government Chief Scientific Adviser.

Read the report here

Better risk assessment
We advised the government during an update of the methodology for the UK’s National Risk Register and National Security Risk Assessment.

Part of the work

Global risk coordination
We bring together world-leading experts and policy-makers to improve coordination between workers on global catastrophic risks and have advised the UK government on its risk planning. This work is supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland and the Future of Life Institute.

Our work

Cause prioritisation
Our cause prioritisation frameworks have been used at organisations including Deloitte, EA Ventures, and 80,000 Hours to explore cause evaluation and prioritise how to do good.

See our framework in use