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Julian May

Julian May

Professor / Institute for Social Development (ISD), University of the Western Cape, SOUTH AFRICA

Julian May is Director of Institute for Social Development (ISD) at the University of the Western Cape.

He is a Research Associate at the Brooks World Poverty Institute, the International Food Policy Research Institute, the Department of Social Policy, Oxford University and the South African Labour and Development Research Unit, University of Cape Town.

Between 1994 and 1998, Prof. May led the Poverty and Inequality Report, the first review of South Africa's poverty reduction policies in the post-apartheid era.  Internationally, he has worked on an evaluation of the World Bank's social fund program in Jamaica, Nicaragua, Zambia and Malawi, bio-diversity studies in Mozambique and Namibia, poverty reduction strategy in Lesotho, Zambia and Uganda, and on monitoring and evaluation in Mauritius, Maldives, Namibia, Swaziland and Zimbabwe.
      
He was the principal researcher for the KwaZulu-Natal Income Dynamics Survey (KIDS), a ten year panel study of poverty dynamics. With the support of funding received from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the European Union, these data are being further analysed in a project being conducted with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and the University of Cape Town.
      
He has edited 3 books, published over 55 papers in books and academic journals, and produced more than 120 working papers, research reports and other publications.   His research interests are poverty and inequality, agrarian reform, and impact assessment methodologies.

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CROP News and Events

The Politics of Social Inclusion: From Knowledge to Action

15 November 2019 | UN Library, GENEVA

BOOK LAUNCH for forthcoming CROP/UNESCO publication (as part of UNRISD Seminar Series)

New Global Research Programme on Inequality (GRIP)

15 October 2019

The University of Bergen (UiB) and the International Science Council have signed a new agreement for a Global Research Programme on Inequality (GRIP).

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

News from CROPNET

RCT: The Gold Standard for Poverty Eradication?

6 November 2019 | Bergen Global CMI/UiB

OPEN SEMINAR organised by Bergen Global CMI/UiB with Howard White (Campbell), Sarah A Tobin (CMI), Georg Picot (UiB) and Espen Villanger (CMI)

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

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