Visualising Poverty Research

Visualising Poverty Research

Visualising Poverty Research was launched by CROP in September 2014 and seeks to disseminate poverty research to a wider audience using video interviews published on CROP's YouTube channel.   )) 

Scholars in CROP's network are invited to answer three standard questions related to poverty and the causes and actions to eradicate it. We ask them about:

  • the causes and consequences of the persistence of poverty
  • policies and actions needed to eradicate poverty
  • achievements of initiatives such as the MDGs/SDGs and the Social Protection Floor 

A series of interviews is already available and new ones are added regularly. These are 5-minute interviews with researchers from all over the world. The following video provides an overview of the project, while a list of individual interviews is available below. 


Interviews have been conducted with the following scholars: 

  1. Thomas Pogge | Yale University, USA | CROP Scientific Committee Chair
  2. Elma Montaña | Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research, Uruguay | CROP Scientific Committee Member 
  3. Varun Gauri | The World Bank | CROP Scientific Committee Member 
  4. David Hulme | University of Manchester, UK | CROP Scientific Committee Member
  5. Alberto Minujin | The New School, NY, USA | CROP Scientific Committee Member 
  6. Norman Duncan | University of Pretoria, South Africa
  7. Etienne Nel | University of Otago, New Zealand | CROP Scientific Committee Member
  8. Tor Halfdan Aase | University of Bergen, Norway
  9. Maria Petmesidou | Democritus University of Thrace, Greece | CROP Fellow
  10. Aldrie Henry-Lee | University of the West Indies, Jamaica 
  11. Jacqueline O'Reilly | University of Brighton, UK 
  12. Enrique Delamonica | UNICEF, Nigeria | CROP Fellow
  13. Francis Wilson | University of Cape Town, South Africa 
  14. Sakiko Fukuda-Parr | The New School, NY, USA | former CROP Fellow
  15. Jeremy Seekings | University of Cape Town, South Africa  
  16. Teresita Cruz del Rosario | National University of Singapore
  17. Chris Tapscott | University of the Western Cape, South Africa 
  18. Olle Törnquist | University of Oslo, Norway
  19. Santosh Mehrotra | Jawaharlal Nehru University, India | CROP Fellow
  20. Hilde Ibsen | Karlstad University, Sweden
  21. Betty Mubangizi | University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
  22. Camilo Pérez-Bustillo | New Mexico State University, USA | CROP Fellow
  23. David Barkin | Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana-Xochimilco, Mexico
  24. Nathan Cooper | University of Lincoln, UK
  25. Bob Deacon | University of Sheffield, UK | former CROP Scientific Committee Member
  26. Gabriele Köhler | UN Research Institute for Social Development
  27. Jimi Adesina | University of South Africa
  28. Jayati Ghosh | Jawaharlal Nehru University, India | CROP Scientific Committee Member
  29. Ronaldo Munck | Dublin City University | Ireland
  30. Sonia Alvarez Leguizamón | National University of Salta, Argentina | CROP Fellow
  31. Alberto D. Cimadamore | University of Bergen, Norway | CROP Scientific Director
  32.  Desmond McNeill | University of Oslo, Norway
  33. Jan Vandemoortele | Independent Researcher (formerly with ILO, UNDP and UNICEF)
  34. Blandine Destremau | Centre National de Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), France
  35. Enrique Valencia | University of Guadalajara, Mexico
  36. Andy Sumner | King's College London, UK
  37. Carlos Barba | University of Guadalajara, Mexico
  38. Jomo Kwame Sundaram | Institute of Strategic and International Studies, Malaysia
  39. Gibrán Cruz-Martínez | Univesrsity of Agder, Norway

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