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From tourist to development worker. Private development initiatives in the Netherlands


  • Sara Kinsbergen
  • Lau Schulpen


This article describes and analyses the rise of small scale, voluntary development organisations (private development initiatives, PDI) in the Netherlands. The concept of PDI is disentangled and this alternative development actor is positioned in the ‘philanteral aid channel’. Using data of almost 900 PDIs, the characteristics, their founders and members are presented. Furthermore, we describe the support they offer to developing countries and shed a light on their involvement in cooperation.

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  • Sara Kinsbergen & Lau Schulpen, 2013. "From tourist to development worker. Private development initiatives in the Netherlands," Mondes en développement, De Boeck Université, vol. 0(1), pages 49-62.
  • Handle: RePEc:cai:meddbu:med_161_0049

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    1. Beatrice SCUTARU, 2014. "Local practices of humanitarian aid: Pharmaciens sans frontières Anjou in Romania during the 1990s," Eastern Journal of European Studies, Centre for European Studies, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, vol. 5, pages 61-75, December.


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