Based on their long term research on small-scale voluntary development organisations, Sara Kinsbergen and Lau Schulpen wrote a brief factsheet, for citizens initiating COVID 19 aid initiatives within their own community. Factsheet COVID19 Also available in Dutch and French
In this 15 minutes (Dutch) lecture, Sara Kinsbergen questions if you can make a big difference with your own aid organisation.
In 2017 we conducted a large scale survey among a group of Dutch Private Development Initiatives. Via the survey we collected information on the organisations, the people involved and their activities in the Netherlands and the global south.
In 2014 the first PhD study on Private Development studies was published. The thesis provides a detailed insight into the characteristics of PDIs, the driving forces and the individual motives for citizen engagement in PDIs and how the development interventions that PDIs undertake can be characterised and valued with respect to their potential sustainability. The study uses an approach in which qualitative
methods are mixed with quantitative methods. Each of the four chapters presents a story behind the pictures; stories regarding the organisations (foundation and structure), their members (characteristics and motivations), their donors (preferences and giving behaviour) and their interventions (type, sustainability). Together these chapters provide a broad and in-depth insight into PDIs as alternative development actors.