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Comparative Research Programme on Poverty (CROP)

Comparative Research Programme on Poverty (CROP)

The Comparative Research Programme on Poverty (CROP) is a programme of the International Science Council (ISC), hosted by the University of Bergen. We build independent, critical knowledge and education which can inform policy.

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CROP

CROP was established with a secretariat in Bergen in 1993 in order to promote social science research that theorises and provides understanding of poverty in a global context.

CROP has two institutional sponsors, the University of Bergen (UiB) and the International Science Council (ISC) (formerly International Social Science Council). In 2009 the then International Social Science Council (ISSC) signed an agreement with UiB incorporating CROP into the university's academic and administrative environment.

The CROP Secretariat has a scientific director and supporting scientific and administrative staff. Responsibility for the general orientation of the scientific content of the programme falls primarily on the Scientific Committee (SC).

The organisational chart below illustrates CROP's governance and main activities:

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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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