In this week of the programme, we explore how to prioritise between strategies for improving the long term future. Some resources this week argue that prioritisation is crucial because the best options for improving the world are tens, hundreds or thousands of times better than others. We think about some tools for comparing global problems and solutions to those problems: direct quantification (including comparing risky options in terms of expected value) and the ‘Importance, neglectedness, tractability’ framework.
The importance of prioritisation:
How to prioritise:
Examples of making progress on big questions using quantitative reasoning and the INT framework: