In this report, we considered four broad interventions: post-publication peer review, quantitative metrics for transparency (e.g. “transparency index”), tenure criteria, and characterizing dependency relationships between pieces of research. All of these categories can be implemented in different ways, and can improve reproducibility through multiple channels.Read More
This Philanthropy Advisory Fellowship report identified innovative approaches and organizations in the Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WaSH) space. This research was conducted on behalf of PAF client Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation, combining scientific evidence on the most effective approaches with the unique demands of the client's venture philanthropy model.Read More
Although traditionally mental health has not been considered an immediate cause for concern in Sub-Saharan Africa, it is increasingly receiving more attention as the extent in which people suffer from various disorders has become apparent. Within this report, our team seeks to quantify and analyze the burden of mental health disorders in the region, estimate the cost-effectiveness of various interventions, recommend local organizations that are taking a scientifically-sound, scalable approach, and recommend promising research opportunities to develop new, highly cost-effective and scalable interventions.Read More
The Philanthropy Advisory Fellowship (PAF) recruits Harvard graduate students from across the University to form multidisciplinary teams that advise philanthropists or foundations on how to achieve the most impact with their charitable dollars in a given cause area. Although we just started last semester, we have gotten off to a good start with major donors on board as clients and a competitive application process attracting talented Fellows.
This is the Executive Summary of the final report from a Philanthropy Advisory Fellowship project on advising corporate philanthropy program. The PAF team has identified 13 charities as potential [program] partners. Of the 13 charities, 11 focus on poverty, one on diversity and one on violence.Read More