I am seeking out an altruistic and driven co-founder who is keen to maximise their counterfactual impact by starting high impact charities. I have decided to found a charity with a current focus on tobacco control, advocating to low and middle-income countries to increase tobacco taxes. The World Health Organization and Copenhagen Consensus, state that this is amongst the most cost-effective policies that they are aware of in global health. You can read a summary of Charity Entrepreneurship’s research on tobacco taxation here and GiveWell’s conversation notes where they discuss tobacco taxation here.
Our research and cost effectiveness analysis suggests that this is likely to be the most cost-effective policy that has been rigorously examined that mitigates the disease burden of non-communicable diseases. The organisation is amenable to other interventions if a strong case can be made that they are likely to be more cost-effective.