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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:

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UiB ISSC

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

LECTURE by Enrique Delamonica (Senior Statistics Specialist in Child Poverty and Gender Equality / Division of Data, Research and Policy, UNICEF)

Revealing poverty: Speech and representation of the poor in the Brazilian media

April 2018

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

Including Children and Adolescents in Progress for the SDGs

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.

News from CROPNet

​The UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: A Commentary

March 2018

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

Fifth Annual Amartya Sen Essay Prize 2018

Deadline: 31 October 2018

CALL FOR ESSAYS: Assessing the human impact of illicit financial flows out of Africa.

CODESRIA 15th General Assembly: Africa and the Crisis of Globalisation

17-21 December, 2018 | Dakar, Senegal

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

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