If the NRC was a business, it would be satisfied with its growth trajectory. The NGO has grown 38% in the last year alone, said Espen Ruud, the organisation's head of finance.
As with any charity, Ruud is under enormous pressure to ensure that its donations (£283m and counting at time of writing) are used judiciously. So his first metric is a basic one, but it's a strong indicator of how NRC is performing. "We count how many beneficiaries we help annually," said Ruud. "Last year, we helped around nine million across our five core focuses".
Measuring the intangibles of the help are trickier, however. Outcomes are more a matter for interpretation in the charity sector, and according to Ruud, it's best left to more suitable leaders within the charity.
"I focus on the cost side of things. That we're not spending more than our budgets," he said. "That means keeping our administration costs low and spending our funds where needed."