CROP would like to hightlight that many of the proposals that have been made for SDGs are related to poverty eradication – and are compiled, for example, at:
September 9-10, 2013 / Manchester, UK
Processes, Practices, Policies and Politics.
Ralitza Dimova and Patrick Monnet Gbakou highlights research in Côte d’Ivoire on policy responses to the global food crisis. Evidence suggests tropical export crop production has a key role to play in improving welfare.
The Novartis AG application had claimed a patent for a new salt form (imatinib mesylate), a medicine for the treatment of chronic myeloid leukemia. Novartis sells this medicine in several countries under the brand name Glivec (Gleevec).
The new Human Development Report report examines the profound shift in global dynamics driven by the fast-rising new powers of the developing world and its long-term implications for human development. China has already overtaken Japan as the world's second biggest economy while lifting hundreds of millions of its people out of poverty.
July 8-19, 2013 / George Washington University’s IIEP, Washington DC, USA
Led by the Researchers and Director of Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) of the University of Oxford.
Africa’s recent economic performance has been quite impressive. However, strong economic growth has not always delivered corresponding benefits in terms of poverty reduction, partly because it has failed to generate sufficient productive employment.
This UNU-WIDER Working Paper by Armando Barrientos and Juan M. Villa provides a comparative analysis of the incidence of evaluation methods in antipoverty transfer programmes in Latin America and sub-Saharan Africa.
Over time global poverty is increasingly becoming a matter of domestic inequality because the majority of the world‘s poor by income and multi-dimensional poverty measures now live in countries categorized by the World Bank as middle-income countries, Andy Sumner writes in this new EADI Policy Paper.
One in seven of the world’s population live in poverty in urban areas, and the vast majority of these live in the Global South – mostly in overcrowded informal settlements with inadequate water, sanitation, health care and schools provision.
This Policy Research Brief by Rafael Osorio and Pedro Ferreira explains the changes in the design of the Bolsa Família Programme from 2003 to 2012.
This working paper by Abdel-Hameed Nawar discuss the multidimensional poverty index (MPI) and provides cross-country and country-specific discussion on poverty and inequality in the non-income space in the Arab region.
An explosion in extreme wealth is exacerbating inequality and hindering the world's ability to tackle poverty, Oxfam warns.
What are the possible consequences of observed shifting patterns of poverty for the post-2015 agenda and possibly, related changes in inequality within and between countries?
This book is an original, comprehensive and critical evaluation of Malaysia's 40-year strategy of poverty eradication that has been successful in reaching its targets and yet controversial for being linked to the ethnically oriented social engineering laid down by the New Economic Policy.
Manoj Roy highlights research in low-income settlements in urban Bangladesh, and finds that tenure arrangements are key to poor urban communities’ ability to adapt and reduce their vulnerability to climate change.
While economic growth generally reduces income poverty, there are pronounced differences in the strength of this relationship across countries. Typical explanations for this variation include measurement errors in growth–poverty accounting and different compositions of economic growth.
This book is the first of its kind to examine the relationship between social exclusion, poverty and the labour market.
Katsushi Imai, Raghav Gaiha, Samuel Annim and Veena S. Kulkarni, highlights research into underlying reasons for malnutrition in rural communities in India, and suggests that growth alone will not improve nutritional status.
Asad K. Ghalib highlights research showing that the poorest need to be more effectively targeted to improve outreach of microfinance services.
The report is published by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).
Ending the Violence of Extreme Poverty: Promoting Empowerment and Building Peace.
As the international development community considers a post-2015 development agenda, UNRISD research is focusing on "alternative" development policy and strategy. One strand of this inquiry concerns advocacy, policy and practice related to "social and solidarity economy" (SSE).
The Institute of Nutrition and Food Technology, INTA, University of Chile, offers an International Post Graduate Distance Diploma on the subject of "Mother and Child Malnutrition in Latin America".
October 9-10, 2012 / University of Tromsø, Norway
This year, the focus at the Forum conference will be that a substantial part of development cooperation work is directed towards, or has implications for, indigenous peoples.
September 11, 2012
Syndicated columnist, Clarence Page, will moderate this debate between Jared Bernstein and Charles Murray on the future of inequality in America.
Factors Shaping Education Inequalities in Ethiopia, India, Peru and Vietnam.
Centre for Development and the Environment, University of Oslo / 13 Sept, 2012 at 16.30
This new anthology edited by Kristian Bjørkdahl and Kenneth Bo Nielsen is the result of a collaborative project between SUM researchers and presents cutting-edge analyses of today’s big issues in development and environment.
The Role of South-South Cooperation in Inclusive and Sustainable Agricultural Development: Focus on Africa
The 2012 MDG Report offers “the most comprehensive picture yet” on global progress towards the Goals, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said as he launched the report at the annual session of the UN Economic and Social Council.
Eduardo Marques contends that everyday sociability and social networks are central elements to an understanding of urban poverty, the book draws on detailed research conducted in São Paulo in an examination of the social networks of individuals who identify as poor.
Nicola Banks and David Hulme highlights the growing distance between NGOs and low-income communities, and suggests that new ways are needed for NGOs to ‘return to their roots’ and follow participatory, grassroots-driven development.
The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the World Food Programme (WFP) and Bioversity International have issued a Joint statement on the occasion of the Rio+20 conference:
This is the latest instalment of the UNICEF Office of Research Report Card series, aimed at focusing on the well-being of children in industrialized countries. It considers two views of child poverty in member countries of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD): a measure of absolute deprivation, and a measure of relative poverty.
University College Cork, Ireland / June 18-22, 2012
Organized by the Institute for Social Science in the 21st Century, the School of Applied Social Studies and the Centre for Cooperative Studies, University College Cork, funded by the IRCHSS and the Social Inclusion Division of the Department of Social Protection.
Cervia, Italy / September 2-15, 2012
Since 1995 the "Europe and the Balkans International Network - Centre for Eastern European and Balkan Studies", established by the University of Bologna, has been organising a yearly Summer School for post-graduate students from Eastern Europe and from the European Union.
This new Institute of Development Studies paper is proposing that human security principles should be used to develop a post 2015 framework.
The National Poverty Center’s Policy Brief series summarizes key academic research findings, highlighting implications for policy.
Patna, formerly known as India's crime capital, is perceived as having undergone a reduction in violent crime since 2005. Research indicates that the violence has not so much been reduced as contained in the city’s slums, argue Dennis Rodgers and Shivani Satija.
This book brings together theoretical, methodological and policy-relevant contributions by leading researchers on international child poverty. It examines how child poverty and well-being are now conceptualized, defined and measured, and presents regional and national level portraits of child poverty around the world, in rich, middle income and poor countries.
13-15 October, 2013 / Montréal, Canada
In line with ISSC’s strategic objectives to ensure synergies and continuity across its activities, WSSF 2013 will draw on the theme of WSSF 2009 "One planet, worlds apart" and the "Knowledge divides" highlighted in the 2010 WSSR report.
This new study programme is for students who want to analyse and work on social change for the working poor in developing countries. It is relevant to anyone working or intending to work on labour and labour-related social movements in development agencies and NGOs, labour and solidarity movements, corporate social responsibility initiatives, and to activists in both developed and developing countries.
23 Aug - 4 Sept, 2012 / Jakarta, Indonesia
The capability approach formulated by Amartya Sen, and further developed by the philosopher Martha Nussbaum and others provides a conceptual framework that grounds many multidimensional approaches to poverty and social protection, including the MDGs, PRSPs, rights-based development, integrated social policy, and other specific initiatives.
Prof Shirley Pendlebury is due to retire in June 2012. The Institute seek to appoint a successor director, on a three-year renewable contract from 1 July 2012, or as soon thereafter as possible.
March 15 (18:00), 2012 / Bergen Resource Centre for International Development
Sendhil Mullainathan studies the day-to-day decisions made by real people, running deep-data studies on groups around the world to tease out patterns.
May 23-25, 2012 / Universidad Metropolitana, Caracas, Venezuela
The conference will offer participants the possibility of exchange of experiences and knowledge relevant for the design of more efficient strategies and programs to attend excluded children and youth of the Latin American and Caribbean Region.
After decades of troubled development policies, this book outlines a new approach which the contributors hope will help policy-makers, researchers, students and academics.
This study, written by Equity for Children’s Director Alberto Minujin with UNICEF East Asia Pacific, is the first measurement of multidimensional child poverty at the regional level in East Asia and the Pacific.
The Brooks World Poverty Institute at the University of Manchester has published issue 12 of 'worldpoverty@manchester' policy briefing.
The Human Development Report 2011 argues that the urgent global challenges of sustainability and equity must be addressed together – and identifies policies on the national and global level that could spur mutually reinforcing progress towards these interlinked goals.
Rapidly ageing populations in developing countries pose urgent challenges. Research on ageing and deprivation in Brazil and South Africa offers insights into policies to support older people’s wellbeing and enhance their contribution to development.
12 October 2011 / The Graduate Institute, Auditorium Jacques-Freymond, 132 rue de Lausanne, Geneva, Switzerland
The workshop is co-organized by the European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI), the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID) and UNRISD.
This book embodies the latest generation of peace approaches putting a particular emphasis on the deep-rooted (linked to development or satisfaction of basic needs) challenges to peace.
12-13 October 2011 / University of Tromsø, Norway
The Annual Forum for Development Cooperation with Indigenous Peoples conference raises a question on whether there are two competing trends in international cooperation that may affect indigenous peoples.
5-7 December, 2011 / Putrajaya, Malaysia
The conference jointly presented by the International Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Law (ICIRL), the Center for Research in Social Justice and Policy (CRSJP) at Laurentian University and the Ontario International Development Agency (OIDA) in Canada and Graduate School, Universiti Tun Abdul Razak, in Malaysia.
Event open to the public, organized by UNRISD, October 10-11, 2011, in Geneva, Switzerland.
This leadership role is an opportunity to make a contribution to influencing international financial institutions so they work for poverty eradication, the environment and human rights. This is a chance to help lead a dynamic and fast-paced networking organisation.
In a new report - Fostering Industrial Development in Africa in the New Global Environment - United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) say that an important factor in reducing poverty on the continent is industrialization.
The recent book - More Than Good Intentions: How a New Economics Is Helping to Solve Global Poverty – by Yale professor Dean Karlan and social critic Jacob Appel, gives suggestions to policy makers for how to overcome global poverty.
A new UN-DESA report - The Global Social Crisis: Report of the World Social Situation (RWSS) 2011 - points to the various, critical, social challenges of the present world.
In a comment, to data recently released by the World Bank, Charles Kenny and Andy Sumner highlight the fact that it is possible for poor countries to get richer.
This new book, published by the Policy Press, argues that family life in areas of concentrated poverty and social problems is undermined by surrounding conditions.
The primary mandate of the Norwegian Latin America Research Network (NorLARNet) is to strengthen the Latin America research community and thereby raise the level of knowledge about Latin America in Norway.
Natalie C. F. Gupta, suggests policy points that need to be addressed to enable workers to share the gains from India’s economic growth.
This book, by Alan Walker, Adrian Sinfield and Carol Walker, explains Townsend's contribution to knowledge and study how his ideas may influence research and policy in the future.
After decades of steady decline in the number of hungry people around the world, the numbers are rapidly increasing as demand outpaces food production. The average growth rate in agricultural yields has almost halved since 1990 and is set to decline to a fraction of 1% in the next decade.
12-17 June, 2011 / Kathmandu, Nepal
Jointly organized by International School of Advance Studies (ISAS), Himalayan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology (HICAST) and University of Pavia, Italy.
A new study – Growing income inequality in OECD countries: What drives it and how can policy tackle it? – says that even in a situation of economic growth in OECD countries, earnings and income inequality is rising.
World Bank President, Robert B. Zoellick, now wish to bring "security and development together to break the cycles of fragility and violence affecting more than one billion people."
A recent report, Kids Count in Nebraska 2010, from Voices for Children in Nebraska, demonstrates that child poverty in the state rose from 10 percent in 2000 to 15.2 percent in 2010.
Estimates of the UN's Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2011 show that rising food and oil prices could lead to 42 million additional people in poverty, joining the 19 million already affected in 2010.
A feature section of the most recent issue of Barcelona Metropolis deals with new parameters of poverty in the developed world. Under the direction of Professors Luis Enrique Alonso and Alicia García Ruiz, a dozen writers unveil the new faces of poverty and its challenges.
9-13 May, 2011 / Istanbul, Turkey
The UN Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (UN-OHRLLS) is the coordinator of the LDC-IV process.
24-25 November 2011 / Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
NFU is co-organising the conference with sister Nordic Development Research Associations, institutions and organisations. The conference seeks to make the 'case' for joint Nordic research in terms of substance areas, methodology, theory, relevance etc and hereby contribute to further expansion of such collaboration. Accordingly, proposals for joint Nordic panels and workshops are invited. Moreover engagement with colleagues from around the world and in particular the Global South is equally encouraged.
NorLARNet will award three scholarships of 4000 kroner per month for a period of 10 months (second semester 2011 and first semester 2012).
The 13th United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD–XIII) will be held April 21-26 April, 2012, Doha, Qatar.
Solava Ibrahim highlights grassroots self-help initiatives in poor communities in Egypt, and discusses their key role in empowering poor people to improve their living conditions.
This paper by Helen Barnes and Gemma Wright describes an approach to defining child poverty in South Africa using a socially perceived necessities method which was conceived in Britain in the mid 1980s and subsequently developed.
Paris, France / 30 March, 2011
The third in a series seminars examining the assumptions, impacts, evidence, benefits and risks of "making markets work" for small-scale farmers. It will be available as a live video stream, and viewers can submit their own perspectives and ask questions in real time.
This book is about being disabled and being poor and the social, cultural and political processes that link these two aspects of living.
Deadline: 31 March, 2011
Applicants must have completed BA, MS, and PhD Thesis, in the period 1 January 2008 - 31 March, 2011, on topics related to "Appropriate Technology for Sustainable Development in Any South of the World"
Paper by Leisa Perch, International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG).
Of 1.2 billion adolescents worldwide, more than a billion – 9 out of 10 – live in developing countries. Millions lack basic health care, quality education, adequate protection and opportunities for meaningful participation to shape their own lives.
Remittances cannot be considered as a substitute for foreign direct investment (FDI), official development assistance (ODA), debt relief or other public sources of finance development, writes UNCTAD in this new report.
22-24, June 2011 / Geneva, Switzerland
Civil society, parliamentarians, academics, private sector entities, the media, UN agencies, and UNCTAD member States will share their perspectives on topics likely to dominate the global political agenda in 2011 and 2012.
Deadline: 18 March, 2011
Applicants are invited to address transregional dimensions and interdependencies of social inequalities in Latin America.
16-18 February 2011 / University of Bergen, Norway
Analyses and political predictions of climate change and the societal consequences of them are often presented as universal and general, but these processes must also be analysed as parts of specific geographical and historical contexts.
This new book by Nicola A. Jones and Andy Sumner focuses on the ideas, networks and institutions that shape the development of evidence about child poverty and wellbeing, and the use of such evidence in development policy debates.
International trade will only succeed in helping fight global poverty if the rich countries turn their rhetoric into action and introduce far-reaching changes in international trade.
This collection of essays, edited by Aurora Voiculescu and Helen Yanacopulos, addresses the grey area between Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) - the voluntary and unenforceable attempts at self-regulation by the industry - and demands for an extension of international Human Rights standards.
Deadline: 20 February, 2011
The annual meeting of the Research Committee on Poverty, Social Welfare and Social Policy (RC19) will be held August 25-27, 2011, at the Graduate School of Public Administration, Seoul National University, Korea.
This book by Paul Spicker, is published by The Policy Press in January 2011. It explains the guiding principles, outlines the social context, considers the development and political dimensions of benefits, and reviews how the system operates in Britain.
Special issue of the journal "Development in Practice", published by Routledge.
What if Three-quarters of the World’s Poor Live in Middle-income Countries?
Application deadline: March 1st, 2011
BSRS offers doctoral courses, plenary lectures, and open public debates. The theme is "Norms, Values, Language, Culture", the school will be held at the University of Bergen, 20 June – 1 July, 2011.
This book reframes the debate over the causes of minority poverty by emphasizing the cumulative effects of disadvantage in perpetuating poverty across generations.
In the context of the 2010 European Year and beyond, the European Commission has produced a series of video clips about combating poverty and social exclusion in the EU Member States (as well as in Iceland and Norway).
Deadline: 15 February, 2011
The British Academy, with the support of The Policy Press, will award a biannual prize to commemorate the life and work of Peter Townsend.
Launch: 6 December 2010
The report contains updated estimates by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) of the number of rural poor people living in the developing world, poverty rates in rural areas, and the percentage of poor people residing in rural areas.
Nicola Banks highlights research on how poor households in Dhaka access the labour market, and underlines the dominant role of structural constraints, especially social connections.
There is more than enough food produced to provide every living person with a healthy diet, yet so many suffer from food shortages, unsafe water, and malnutrition. That’s because hunger is a complex political, economic, and ecological phenomenon. The interplay of these forces produces a geography of hunger.
25-26 November, 2010 / Det Teologiske Menighetsfakultet, Oslo
CROP will co-organize this plenary session at the NFU Conference 2010 "Rethinking Crises: Vulnerability, Community and State in Development Research"
The South-South Learning Gateway on Social Protection website is an initiative of the UNDP International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG).
Launch: 4 November 2010
The 20th anniversary edition features introductory reflections by the Nobel Prize–winning economist and former CROP Scientific Committee member Amartya Sen, who worked with series founder Mahbub ul Haq on the conception of the first HDR.
David Hulme looks at the successes and failures of the Millennium Development Goals, and at what lessons that can be learned for global governance processes.
The forum is a common Nordic platform for policy debate between researchers and policy-makers as well as development practitioners, civil society, and the interested public at large.
UNICEF is doing critical work to highlight the importance social and economic policy issues have on children all over the world.
Manoj Roy and David Hulme, looks at the way poor urban slum dwellers in Bangladesh are developing coping strategies to adapt to shocks exacerbated by climate change.
The report offers a first comprehensive overview of the state-of-the-art of the social sciences in over a decade. The search for solutions to complex problems – environmental, societal, intercultural and economic – means that the demand for more and better social science is likely to become acute.
This book analyses innovative ultra-poor programmes from around the world and explores the lessons that emerge from this new body of knowledge.
Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) and the UNDP Human Development Report launch the Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) a new measure that gives a “multidimensional” picture of people living in poverty.
This book examines the political processes shaping the formulation of social protection policies; compares the key conceptual frameworks available for analysing social protection; and provides a comparative discussion on social protection policies focused on the poor and the poorest.
DesiguALdades.net is an international, interdisciplinary, and multi-institutional research network. Doctoral and postdoctoral scholarships are available.
The book questions the current status of the development agenda and examines why development has eluded large groups of people living in poverty. It argues that there is a general unwillingness to understand, and focus adequate attention on, the factors that explain the continued production of poverty and inequality.
UNRISD research highlights three crucial elements of a sustainable and inclusive development strategy: sustained growth and structural change that create jobs and improved earnings for the vast majority of people; comprehensive social policies that are grounded in universal rights; and civic activism and political arrangements that ensure states are responsive to the needs of all citizens.
29 June 2010 / Brussels
This capacity building symposium is organized by The Centre for Parliamentary Studies, and will focus on poverty reduction indicators which seeks to raise awareness of poverty reduction as a key policy objective in Europe.
11-13 November 2010 / Luxembourg
Consortium for Comparative Research on Regional Integration and Social Cohesion invites to this conference that will examine poverty and development within the framework of recent global crises and governance.
The mission of the foundation is to tackle extreme poverty and hunger among rural small farmers in Nigeria by boosting small scale agricultural production.
UNESCO's Social and Human Strategy for 2010-2011 endeavours to further stimulate the production of studies directed towards the formulation of public policy that respects human rights and freedoms.
Deadline: 30 April, 2010
The award is presented annually to an organization or individual from any region of the world for outstanding achievement in the promotion of human rights and democratic development.
April 28, 2010 / Parkteateret, Oslo, Norway / 19:00
Public debate, followed by the showing of South of the Border, Oliver Stone’s documentary about the left-oriented political projects in Latin America.
30 June, 2010 / Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
The Congress, "Basic Income – an Instrument for Justice and Peace", will explore the basic income option from the standpoint of its contribution to social justice and peace, including basic income as a means of reducing inequality and poverty.
Deadline: 30 April, 2010
Within the framework of the 50th anniversary of African independence, SHS-UNESCO is launching a “Call for Ideas” for prospective proposals in favour of Africa’s development within the next decade.
The report provides an overview of social protection, and an assessment of its potential contribution to addressing poverty and vulnerability in developing countries.
MASSIVEGOOD contributes to UNITAID, an organization created in 2006 to increase access to treatments against HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis in developing countries.
The Russell Sage Foundation is offering a special 30% discount on all titles in the Series.
The book offers an alternative paradigm for analysing African development from the current “aid and aids” narrative.
The general prevalence of poverty in Nigeria is paradoxical because the country is one of the biggest oil-producing countries in the world, yet 70% of the population lives on less than US$1 a day.
7-9 April / Quito, Ecuador
The conference is organized by FLACSO, and will feature the participation of more than 50 researchers from the region.
May 10-11 / Palais des Nations, Geneva
Responding to Global Crises: New Development Paths.
The study Child Poverty and Disparities in Egypt: Building the Social Infrastructure for Egypt’s Future, the first comprehensive study in Egypt which focuses on both poverty and childhood, was launched on February 16th, 2010.
Published by Policy Press, the journal (formerly known as Benefits) provides a blend of research, policy and practice from leading authors in the field related to all aspects of poverty and social exclusion.
CMI Report: Making education available is perhaps the most significant contribution the churches make to development in Angola. Most of the churches also run health posts and hospitals in remote areas of the country.
21-23 September, 2010 / The University of Jordan, Amman
How can human rights be incorporated into the theoretical and empirical study of human development and economic analysis? Which elements need to be incorporated in such a framework?
Global monetary chaos: Systemic failures need bold multilateral responses.
Following the initiative of UNESCO and COMEST to promote serious debate on the ethical stakes of climate change, regional expert consultation meetings will be held across the world between March and May with a view to assessing the advisability of a Universal Declaration of Ethical Principles in Relation to Climate Change.