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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

Poverty as Ideology: Rescuing Social Justice from Global Development Agendas

August 2019

OPEN ACCESS PUBLICATION: Book by Andrew Fischer, Institute of Social Studies (ISS), winner of the International Studies in Poverty Prize awarded by CROP and Zed Books

The SDGS, Inequality and Aid Eligibility – Should the Criteria be Re-visited?

June 2019

CROP POVERTY BRIEF 51: by Riina Pilke (University of Turku).

CROP ANNUAL REPORT 2018

May 2019

This report presents CROP's activities for the period January-December 2018.

News from CROPNet

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).

EADI ISS Conference 2020

29 June - 2 July 2020 | The Hague, Netherlands

CALL FOR PANELS: Solidarity, Peace and Social Justice (deadline 6 September)

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