The core projects are prioritized scientific research programmes and activities developed in cooperation with our partners and merging from the CROP Programme. CROP has currently two Core projects, with others being developed.
The CLACSO-CROP Programme on Poverty Research is based on a collaboration with the Latin American Council of Social Sciences (CLACSO), and was initiated in 2002. This core project facilitates research on poverty in Latin America and capacitates researchers in the region to enhance the quality of research. It also informs regional poverty reduction policy, maintains a regional network of researchers, and connects regional researchers to international scientific networks.
Critical Global Poverty Studies Group (CGPS) encompasses an interdisciplinary network of scientists attempting to reframe poverty research and to generate innovative pedagogical acitvites. CGPS have a central concern with social and global justice and we view the poor as creative agents with capacity to define their actions and futures. Members of the group see their work with clear ethical dimensions that are concerned with global and social justice. CGPS is now developing a large research project centerd on the role of the middle classes in relation to the poor.