About CROP

CROP (Comparative Research Programme on Poverty) was established with a secretariat in Bergen in 1993 in order to promote social science research that theorises and provides understanding of poverty in a global context.

CROP has two institutional sponsors, the University of Bergen (UiB) and the International Social Science Council (ISSC). In 2009 the ISSC signed an agreement with UiB incorporating CROP into the university's academic and administrative environment.

The CROP Secretariat has a scientific director and supporting scientific and administrative staff. Responsibility for the general orientation of the scientific content of the programme falls primarily on the Scientific Committee (SC).

The organisational chart below illustrates CROP's governance and main activities:

UiB ISSC

CROP News and Events

The Humanitarian Aid Machinery

26 September 2017 (08:30-09:30) | Bergen Resource Centre for International Development

SEMINAR organised by CROP/UiB: Diana Skelton (ATD Fourth World) and Arne Strand (CMI) in conversation with Alberto Cimadamore (CROP)

On the Move - Global Migrations, Challenges and Responses

September 2017

DIGITAL PUBLICATION by the ISSC as a follow-up to last year's "On the Move" conference co-organised by CROP.

Putting Children First

23-25 October 2017 | Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

CONFERENCE: Putting Children First - Identifying solutions and taking action to tackle poverty and inequality in Africa.

News from CROPNet

ISSC General Assembly 2017

24-26 October 2017 | Taipei

The meeting takes place within the context of the 32nd ICSU General Assembly, hosted by the Academy of Sciences, Taipei.

World Social Science Forum 2018

25-28 September 2018 | Fukuoka, Japan

CALL FOR SESSION PROPOSALS: Security and Equality for Sustainable Futures: Deadline 30 September 2017

Higher Education Governance, Research and Policy in Africa

Deadline: 30 September 2017

CALL by CODESRIA for Meaning-making Research Initiatives (MRI)