CROP Annual Report 2015

CROP Annual Report 2015

Annual Report 2015

This report presents CROP's activities for the period January - December 2015. During this period CROP carried out activities within the framework of its recently approved institutional strategy 2015-2020.

The activities organised by the Secretariat during the year continued to pursue CROP's mission within the new set of thematic priorities that includes poverty eradication in the post-MDG era; social policies and welfare states; human development and sustainability science; child poverty and inequalities; and rights, institutions and global justice.

Critical and constructive approaches to poverty reduction and eradication have remained a core concern of the intellectual production of the CROP network. Increasingly, this production is focusing on thematic areas that are crucial to the achievement of the international community's shared aims as defined in the Sustainable Development Goals approved by United Nations in 2015. The provision of ideas to make a difference in the fight against poverty was the guiding purpose for all activities pursued in this period. The book series that was renewed in 2015 and embodies the results from CROP's international workshops represents one of the main instruments for disseminating these ideas.

Organisational initiatives taken during the period aimed to increase the sustainability of CROP within a continuous process of institutionalisation and integration into the scientific programmes of its parent organisations, UiB and ISSC. The period outputs show a path that will continue to be paved during the years to come, and significant progress was made in all priority areas.

The report is intentionally succinct in order to continue the practice initiated last year. We assume that our readers are busy people, yet we want to provide them with a glimpse of CROP's achievements in 2015 and imbue them with the essence of our institutional work.


CROP News and Events

Poverty as Ideology: Rescuing Social Justice from Global Development Agendas

18 January 2019 | George Washington University, USA

BOOK LAUNCH by Andrew Fischer, winner of the International Studies in Poverty Prize awarded by CROP and Zed Books.


January 2019

CROP POVERTY BRIEF 48: By Adebusuyi Isaac Adeniran (Senior Lecturer in Development Studies at Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Nigeria, and Research Coordinator at Migration and Development in Africa Monitors (MDAM), Nigeria)

Consolidating South Africa's Emerging Democratic Developmental State through Developmental Local Government

December 2018

CROP POVERTY BRIEF: By Isaac Khambule (PhD Candidate at the University of KwaZulu-Natal and a Researcher at the Human Sciences Research Council, South Africa)

News from CROPNET

Fifth Annual Amartya Sen Essay Prize

12-15 March 2019 | Nairobi, Kenya

ESSAYS: Award ceremony will be held at social justice conference.

SDG Conference Bergen

7-8 February 2019 | University of Bergen

re:thinking/re:working - Addressing the inequality of knowledge

CODESRIA 15th General Assembly

17-21 December, 2018 | Dakar, Senegal

EVENT: Africa and the Crisis of Globalisation.