Scientific Portfolio

Scientific Portfolio

Life-long severe poverty has always been the fate of a majority of human beings. What is new in recent decades is that such poverty is almost entirely avoidable. In order to combat persistent poverty and growing inequality, it is necessary to have a better understanding of the nature, extent, depth, distribution, trends, causes and effects of poverty.


CROP Strategic Plan 2015-2020 - THEMATIC FOCUS on six priority topics:

1. AGENDA 2030 AND THE SDGs

(previously "MDGs and post-MDGs Scenario")

Examples of CROP activities 2015-2017:
- Lecture on Water, Poverty and Development in the MDG/SDG Era (2015); 
- Workshop in Brazil on Poverty, Water and Development in the South (2015); 
- Poverty Brief 24: Tackling Poverty in the Age of Changing Climate (2015);
- Poverty Brief 27: A Serene Look at the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) (2015);
- CROP event at COP21, Paris (2015); 
- Book on Poverty and the Millennium Development Goals (2016); 
- PhD course Poverty, Climate Change and Water in the Context of SDGs (2016); 
- Lecture on Ending Global Poverty - Why wait until 2030? (2016);
- Poverty Brief 30: The Great Global Poverty Debate: Is something missing? (2016);
- Poverty Brief 31: Mega-Events and Urban Poverty - Legacy Projects in Rio de Janeiro (2016);
- Lecture on SDGs and the Rise and Fall of International Solidarity (2017); 
- PhD course Agenda 2030: Poverty, Climate Change and Sustainability (2017)

2. SOCIAL POLICIES AND WELFARE STATES

Examples of CROP activities 2015-2017:
- Workshop in South Africa The Democratic Developmental State - Southern African and Nordic Experiences (2015);
- Poverty Brief 28: The Explanatory Power of the Welfare State Development on Poverty and Inequality in Latin America and the Caribbean (2015);
- Lecture on Human Development in India - Towards Social Inclusion (2015); 
- Workshop in Brazil on Welfare States, Labour Rights and Basic Income in Latin America (2016); 
- Workshop in USA Social Inclusion and Poverty Eradication (2016);
- Poverty Brief 34: Poverty and Social Inclusion: Towards a 'life-first' understanding? (2016);
- Workshop in Paris on The Politics of Inclusion (2017)

3. HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND SUSTAINABILITY SCIENCE

Examples of CROP activities 2015-2017:
- Seminar series Sustainability Science: A Response to Global Challenges? (2015);
- Book on Development and Sustainability: The Challenge of Social Change (2016);
- PhD course Poverty, Climate Change and Water in the Context of SDGs (2016);
- SIU project: Partnership for Poverty and Sustainability Studies (2017-2020);
- PhD course Agenda 2030: Poverty, Climate Change and Sustainability (2017)

​4. POVERTY AND MEDIA

Examples of CROP activities 2015-2017:
- Seminar on Poverty, Language and Media in Latin America (2015); 
- Conference panel on Battle over Meanings: Media Representations of Poverty and Development in Latin America (2015)

​5. CHILD POVERTY AND INEQUALITIES

Examples of CROP activities 2015-2017:
- Poverty Brief 29: The Consensual Approach to Child Poverty Measurement (2015);
- Conference panel on Child Poverty and Welfare: Comparative Views (2016);
- CROP participation at conference on Urban Inequities and Children (2016);
- Book on Child Poverty in Latin America (Spanish language; 2016); 
- Workshop in Nigeria on Child Poverty and Social Protection in Western and Central Africa (2016);
- Book on Child Poverty, Youth (Un)Employment and Social Inclusion (2016);
- Poverty Brief 32: Climate Change, Children and Poverty: Engaging children and youth in policy debate and action (2016)

​6. RIGHTS, INSTITUTIONS AND GLOBAL JUSTICE

Examples of CROP activities 2015-2017:
- CROP at the World Social Science Forum in South Africa: academic panels on "Global Justice and Poverty in the Transformation of MDGs into SDGs" and "Poverty, Social Justice and Policy in a Regional Comparative Perspective" (2015);
- Special issue of Journal of International and Comparative Social Policy (2016);
- Poverty Brief 36: Fiscal Redistribution to Combat Inequality and Poverty in Low and Middle Income Countries (2017);
- Workshop in St Petersburg on Social Policy, Inequality, and Poverty in post-Socialist Societies (2017)



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CROP International Studies in Poverty Prize 2017

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