The CLACSO-CROP Programme
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
The goal of the CLACSO-CROP Programme is to support high quality and independent social research on poverty issues, creating and facilitating an arena for debating poverty issues, and promoting research contributions to eradicating poverty in Latin American and the Caribbean.
A primary focus of the programme is to enhance research capacity and research quality on poverty related issues by providing junior and senior scholars in the region an opportunity to carry out social research on poverty issues. A focus is also to strengthen the regional perspective of poverty research by promoting comparative and collaborative cross-national research on poverty related issues on the region with particular focus on the less developed countries and areas in the region.
The programme achieves this by providing an organisational setting to facilitate the entrance of junior scholars into poverty research and to keep senior scholars in the field, by being instrumental in the preparation of joint publications and other means of distributing the results of research, and by organizing seminars and offering courses on poverty related issues.
Read more at the CLACSO website (in Spanish)