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Brief History of CROP

Brief History of CROP

Institutional background

The Comparative Research Programme on Poverty (CROP) was initiated by the International Social Science Council (ISSC) in 1992 with support from the University of Bergen (UiB). In 1993 the CROP Secretariat was established as a unit hosted by UiB. In the course of the last 25 years, the Secretariat has been affiliated with various different units at the university (Christian Michelsen Institute (1993-1995), Centre for International Poverty Research (1995-2004), Centre for Development Studies (2004-2007), UNIFOB GLobal (2007-2010), and UiB Global (2010-2016)). CROP is currently placed directly under the University Director's Office.

CROP Directors

1992-2006: Else Øyen (former ISSC vice-president and president)
2006-2008: Tom Skauge (then associate professor at Bergen University College)
2009-2010: Asuncion St Clair (then professor at UiB)
From 2011: Alberto D. Cimadamore (professor at the University of Buenos Aires)



02.10.2017
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CROP News and Events

Policies for Poverty Reduction in a Transformative Green Economy

19 April 2018 (08:30-09:30) | Bergen Resource Centre for International Development

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CROP POVERTY BRIEF: By Victoria Darling (Professor at UNILA, Brazil, and postdoc researcher at Buenos Aires University, Argentina).

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11-12 October 2018 | The New School, New York, USA

CALL FOR PAPERS (Deadline 1 June 2018): International workshop organised by CROP (ISSC/UiB), Equity for Children / The New School and SOS Children's Villages.

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PUBLICATION: A thematic analysis of the Declaration's provisions, including the background to their inclusion, and practical enforcement.

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Deadline: 31 October 2018

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17-21 December, 2018 | Dakar, Senegal

CALL for Abstracts and Panel Proposals (deadline 15 April).

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