Cause Area Profiles

When making career choice, one of the most important decisions is the cause your work will benefit. There is no shortage of important causes in the world, and your career could play a major part in solving some of our most pressing problems! Since some cause areas allow for much more impact to be made than others, it's extremely important, to take the time to analyze different cause areas you might work on.


When assessing cause areas, we recommend utilizing the ITN framework: a helpful tool for  analyzing cause areas according to their Importance, Tractability, and Neglectedness. We think the most promising cause areas to work on will score highly across these three factors.

The ITN Framework

Importance: the scale of the problem at hand.

Tractability: how easy it is to solve the problem.

Neglectedness: how many resources are currently dedicated to the problem.

While you could apply this framework to a range of causes, you can check out some of our in-depth profiles of promising cause areas (more coming soon):

Map in Grass

Global Health & Development