Data collection for the extent and characteristics of personalised aid in the Norwegian society
This project focused on collecting quantitative data on personalised aid initiatives in Norway, as part of Hanne Haaland and Hege Wallevik’s wider and ongoing research on the concept. Personalised aid, or homemade aid, is typically characterised by individuals that engage in smaller development projects in the south. The initiators choose to engage directly and often rather immediately instead of supporting the more established NGOs. For this project, I retrieved information on localised and personalised projects through systemised searches in Atekst retriever; an interactive collection of printed local and national newspapers. The goal was to establish a better idea on the scope and extent of personalised aid.