|Criteria for BASAID Projects|
BASAID receives many inquiries for support. We would like to use the available budget as effectively and efficiently as possible. To do so below catalogue of criteria is helping us to take the right decision.
1. Basic needs
BASAID projects must address basic needs. This refers to the following subjects: Food, health, agriculture, water supply and education.
2. Clear definition
BASAID projects and what they are aiming for must be clearly identified, must be visible and measurable.
All projects must be easily controllable and financially transparent because BASAID does not provide any money for visits to check their status on spot. Therefore it is most important to ensure the cooperatione of loyal and reliable local partners.
4. Sole and decisive partner
BASAID does not simply want to give money to activities of other organisations working on developing aid. We want to be a partner who takes the lead and decides about the development of partial and global projects.
BASAID follows consequently the principle: Help to create self-help ! We are supporting initiatives that are brought up by local partners and which are clearly supported by them.
Sustainability means to BASAID that a project does not collapse once it has been finalized. The project must have an impact in the future.
7. Ethical and moral conflicts
BASAID projects shall not create any ethical or moral conflicts regarding environment, politics and society (e.g. BASAID will not support the set up of a hospital which is meant to be used just by a particular religious or ethnic group).
8. Technical know how
Before BASAID agrees to support a project it must be proven by the applicant that the technical know how for the overall project is locally available or can be made available from local sources.
9. Financial transparency and acceptance
BASAID has only a limited amount of funds. Therefore we need to place the money as efficiently as possible. That’s the reason why the projects must show an advantageous ratio between costs and long range profit. On the other hand they must be positioned in a modest financial frame. (In 2006 the average financial support per project amounted to less than CHF 17.000).