Common Sense Measures

Evaluating Social Good - Haiku

If it i'nt money
how does it count? What value
to give, when it's so great?
A reflection on the difficulty of trying to evaluate the value of making someone feel more empowered.  In fact it isn't so difficult to work this out, as people who aren't getting the support they need often use much more healthcare, get depressed, and can be quite costly to look after.  So the benefit of making a difference, of giving the care a person needs, is the amount that has been saved.  But the process of doing the calculation can be quite involved.

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