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Global priorities research

Parent Topic: Cause prioritization

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).

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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]

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