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GiveWell aims to find the best giving opportunities we can and recommend them to donors. We tend to put a lot of investigation into the organizations we find most promising, and de-prioritize others based on limited information. When we decide not to prioritize an organization, we try to create a brief writeup of our thoughts on that charity because we want to be as transparent as possible about our reasoning.
The following write-up should be viewed in this context: it explains why we determined that we wouldn't be prioritizing the organization in question as a potential top charity. This write-up should not be taken as a "negative rating" of the charity. Rather, it is our attempt to be as clear as possible about the process by which we came to our top recommendations.
A note on this page's publication date
The last time we examined Concern Worldwide was in 2009. In our latest open-ended review of charities, we determined that it was unlikely to meet our criteria based on our past examination of it, so we did not revisit it.
We invite all charities that feel they meet our criteria to apply for consideration.
The content we created in 2009 appears below. This content is likely to be no longer fully accurate, both with respect to what it says about Concern Worldwide and with respect to what it implies about our own views and positions. With that said, we do feel that the takeaways from this examination are sufficient not to prioritize re-opening our investigation of this organization at this time.
Concern Worldwide implements a diverse set of activities related to international aid and development.1
Concern Worldwide applied for funding through our grant application process for organizations working on economic empowerment in Sub-Saharan Africa. Concern Worldwide did not advance past our Round 1 screen because it did not meet any of the criteria below. For more information about this grant, see our overview page for this grant.
We looked for the following in conducting our Round 1 screen and considered further any organization that met at least one of the criteria below:
- The charity primarily transfers cash directly to poor individuals
- The charity provided a rigorous impact study demonstrating program effect
- The charity is using donations to create profitable programs
- The charity primarily runs microfinance programs and can answer our questions for microfinance charities
For more information about why we chose these, see our reasoning behind these criteria.
- Bandura, A. M. 2008. Brace baseline survey on the livelihood security among people in selected sections within the Kunike Barina and Kunike Chiefdoms, Tonkolili District Northern Sierra Leone (PDF). Sierra Leone: Concern Worldwide.
- Concern Worldwide. About Concern Worldwide (PDF).
- Concern Worldwide. Audited financial statements (2007) (PDF).
- Concern Worldwide. Audited financial statements (2008) (PDF).
- Concern Worldwide. Disaster risk reduction assessment in Dessie Zuria (PDF).
- Concern Worldwide. DZLH program HIV and AIDS analysis review session (PDF).
- Concern Worldwide. Fish production and income generation activities (PDF).
- Concern Worldwide. Kenya emergency programme - post election violence: End programme report (PDF).
- Concern Worldwide. Kenya map (BMP).
- Concern Worldwide. Letter indicating 501(c)(3) status (PDF).
- Concern Worldwide. Livelihoods proposal – fish pond case study (PDF).
- Concern Worldwide. Livestock credit revolving fund scheme and potato expanding project, Dessie Zuria, Ethiopia (PDF).
- Concern Worldwide. Mainstreaming analysis report Desse Zuria livelihoods programme (PDF).
- Concern Worldwide. Our programmes. http://www.concern.net/about/our-programmes (accessed March 8, 2010). Archived by WebCite® at http://www.webcitation.org/5pY6qzXhD.
- Concern Worldwide. Report of baseline urban nutrition assessment in the slums of Nairobi East and North Districts, Nairobi Kenya (PDF).
- Concern Worldwide. Report on Dessie Zuria gender analysis (PDF).
- Concern Worldwide. Report on the baseline survey of Dessie Zuria livelihood programme area (PDF).
- Concern Worldwide. Research findings and analysis (PDF).
- Concern Worldwide. Sustainable livelihoods analysis Dessie Zuria, Wollo Zone of Amhara Region (PDF).
- Concern Worldwide. Template for response sheet ongoing projects (PDF).
- Concern Worldwide. The Nairobi informal settlements: An emerging food security emergency within extreme chronic poverty (PDF).
- Concern Worldwide. Urban livelihoods (PDF).
- Dalzell, Howard. 2009. Mid-term review of Concern's livelihoods security programmes in Sierra Leone (PDF). Sierra Leone: Concern Worldwide.
- Kihara-Hunt, Dom. 2006. Livelihood security project Kholifa Mabang, Tonkolili, Sierra Leone: End of project evaluation (PDF). Sierra Leone: Concern Worldwide.
- Stallkamp, Gudrun. 2008. Report on visit to Sierra Leone to support two nutritional surveys and conduct a CMAM feasibility study in six urban slums of Freetown and Tonkolili district (PDF). Sierra Leone: Concern Worldwide.
Updated: March 5, 2010
Updated: March 5, 2010
Concern Worldwide, "Our Programmes."