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

Poverty and Sustainable Development

April 2017

New research programme collaboration between CROP/ISSC and CONICET-CEIL.

Social Policy, Inequality and Poverty in Eastern Europe

April 2017

CROP POVERTY BRIEF: By Bob Deacon (Univ. of Sheffield & Univ. of York, UK) & Paul Stubbs (Inst. of Economics, Croatia).

CROP International Studies in Poverty Prize 2017

Deadline: 31 July 2017

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

News from CROPNet

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).

Feminist Scholarship, Universities and Social Transformation in Africa

12-23 June 2017 | Dakar Senegal

CALL for applications to CODESRIA 2017 Gender Institute (Deadline 15 May, 2017).

EADI-NORDIC Conference 2017

21-23 August 2017 | Bergen, Norway

CONFERENCE: Globalisation at the Crossroads - Rethinking Inequalities and Boundaries