This is a list of readings I have curated that relate broadly to metascience, progress studies, and effective altriusm. It is mostly things that I have come across. Ping me if you think I should add any!
Progress is a Policy Choice by the Institute for Progress
Understanding Scientific Funding in Tech by Nadia Asparouhova
Idea Machines by Nadia Asparohouva
Bottling Lightning by Ben Reinhardt (big fan of his work in general)
Overedge Catalogue by Samuel Arbesman
The Atlantic has a great newsletter on Progress Studies
Postwar government report justifying active innovation policy
Teaching material for "Innovation: Market Failures and Public Policies" by Heidi Williams and Kevin Bryan
Science Policy research questions from 80k.
a mapping of scientific research and its mechanisms in producing value
History of Philanthropy by Open Philanthropy
of a different flavour but a fantastic read nonetheless: Takeaways from Building in Hard Tech.