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

CROP International Studies in Poverty Prize 2017

Deadline: 31 July 2017

ANNOUNCEMENT: CROP seeks proposals for original, high-quality, alternative and critical academic manuscripts.

Putting Children First

23-25 October 2017 | Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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

The Politics of Inclusion

6-7 July 2017 | Paris, France

WORKSHOP: Organised by CROP and UNESCO’s Management of Social Transformations Programme (MOST).

News from CROPNet

EADI-NORDIC Conference 2017

21-23 August 2017 | Bergen, Norway

CONFERENCE: Globalisation at the Crossroads - Rethinking Inequalities and Boundaries

4th Annual Amartya Sen Essay Prize

Deadline: 31 August 2017

CALL for original essays on the moral assessment of tax dodging.

Sustainability interrogated: societies, growth, and social justice

6-8 September, 2017 | University of Bradford, UK

Call for Papers: Development Studies Association Conference 2017 (Deadline: 26 April).