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Brief History of CROP

Brief History of CROP

Institutional background

The Comparative Research Programme on Poverty (CROP) was initiated by the International Social Science Council (ISSC) in 1992 with support from the University of Bergen (UiB). In 1993 the CROP Secretariat was established as a unit hosted by UiB. In the course of the last 25 years, the Secretariat has been affiliated with various different units at the university (Christian Michelsen Institute (1993-1995), Centre for International Poverty Research (1995-2004), Centre for Development Studies (2004-2007), UNIFOB GLobal (2007-2010), and UiB Global (2010-2016)). CROP is currently placed directly under the University Director's Office.

CROP Directors

1992-2006: Else Øyen (former ISSC vice-president and president)
2006-2008: Tom Skauge (then associate professor at Bergen University College)
2009-2010: Asuncion St Clair (then professor at UiB)
From 2011: Alberto D. Cimadamore (professor at the University of Buenos Aires)



02.10.2017
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CROP News and Events

Putting Children First: New Frontiers in the Fight Against Child Poverty in Africa

18 October 2019 | Brighton, UK

BOOK LAUNCH and workshop at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) in Brighton, UK

What have we learnt from ten years of Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) programmes in Nigeria?

October 2019

CROP POVERTY BRIEF 52: By Oludiran Akinleye, Olabanji Akinola, Adebanke Akinrimisi, Seyi Shadare, and Gbenga Shadare (University of Lagos, Nigeria)

Social Policy, Poverty, and Inequality in Central and Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union

5 September 2019 | Dubrovnik

BOOK LAUNCH with editors Tatiana Chubarova and Paul Stubbs and contributing authors Natalia Gregorieva and Noemi Lendvai Bainton at "The Breakthrough of the Social" conference 2019

News from CROPNet

International Science Council (ISC) inaugural Action Plan 2019-2021

October 2019

The ISC's inaugural Action Plan, Advancing Science as a Global Public Good, was recently shared with ISC members.

Launch and Workshop Event: CALL FOR PROPOSALS (Deadline 15 July)

Friday 18 October 2019

‘Putting Children First: New Frontiers in the Fight Against Child Poverty in Africa’ Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton, UK

The Breakthrough of the Social: Practical Utopias, Wisdom and Radical Transformations - Social work

2-6 September 2019 | Dubrovnik, Croatia

CONFERENCE commemorating 30 years of social work courses at the Inter-university centre (IUC).

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