How can you compare such diverse aid projects as vaccinations, microcredit, malaria protection networks, the construction of a new opera house or the financing of a university institute, to name just a few? The following two points form the basis for comparison:
- Purpose of the donations: Greatest possible positive impact on the life of the largest possible number of people or the greatest possible reduction of suffering . Basis of assessment: Every human life has the same value.
- Basis for assessment: Every human life has the same value Depending on the nature of the aid organization different ratios are measured. For health related causes, for example, the following key figures are frequently measured and compared to control groups:
- A reduction in the mortality rate.
- Number of healthy years of life gained by preventing premature death or serious illness.