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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:

CROP organisational chart1

UiB ISSC

CROP News and Events

Poverty, Inequality Dynamics, and Economic Development

6-7 September 2018 | King's College London, UK

CALL FOR PAPERS - WORKSHOP co-organised by CROP and hosted by King's College, London. DEADLINE: 31 January 2018

Perspectives on the Democratic Developmental State

27-28 February 2018 | Cape Town, South Africa

CALL FOR PAPERS: WORKSHOP and BOOK LAUNCH organised by CROP, UIB Global and the School of Government at the University of the Western Cape. Deadline for papers: 5 December 2017

Power, Conflict and Development in Contemporary South Africa

7 November 2017 (08:30-09:30) | Bergen Resource Centre for International Development

SEMINAR organised by CROP/UiB with visiting professor Sithembiso Myeni from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

News from CROPNet

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 2017

17 October 2017

United Nations Call to Action to end poverty: A path toward peaceful and inclusive societies

ISSC General Assembly 2017

24-26 October 2017 | Taipei

The General Assembly will take 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

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