Impactful, neglected, tractable

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Impactful, neglected, tractable is a framework for evaluating the importance of working on a specific cause area or intervention.

Summary

Broadly, interventions should be:

  • impactful -- that is, they should make a big difference to the beings that they aim to help
  • neglected -- few or no people are working on them, so extra work done on the margin will be extremely significant
  • tractable -- have a reasonable chance of succeeding