During the past years, CROP has, organized many workshops and events, produced a space for South-South -North dialogue, put forward alternative perspectives for poverty research, produced a substantial amount of research findings with relevance for interdisciplinary scientific research and exchange as well as for political and practical processes worldwide.
In 2009 the International Social Science Council (ISSC) signed an agreement with the University of Bergen (UiB, which integrates CROP into the University’s academic and administrative environment.
The agreement between the sponsors defines and gives mandate to the Secretariat, and supports new governance and accountability procedures for the well-functioning of the Programme. The agreement between states that the general orientation of the scientific content of the Programme falls mainly on the Scientific Committee (SC). However scientific and academic activities coordinated by the Secretariat are also results of an interactive process with researchers and institutions all over the world that share similar objectives and participate actively in the construction and expansion of CROP’s global network.
CROP’s network is the instrument to pursue its mission. A vibrant and interactive network is therefore imperative for success. For this reason, CROP’s institutional design and operation as well as its activities and plans aim at developing the contents and global reach of the network.