Robyn Eversole

Robyn Eversole

Professor of Social Impact / Swinburne University Centre for Social Impact, AUSTRALIA

Robyn Eversole is an anthropologist who has focused her career on the study of development issues and processes in communities and organizations in Australia and Latin America. Robyn Eversole has a MA and PhD from the McGill University, Montreal, Canada.

Her specific research interests are participatory and place-based development, development governance, cross-cultural development processes, local and community economic development and social enterprise, the role of universities in regional development, microenterprise development, microfinance, and migration.

She has also worked with many topics connected to poverty and development, including microfinance, regional industry development, social enterprise, and education.

Recent Publications:

  • Knowledge Partnering for Community Development.  London and New York: Routledge, 2015
  • 'Migrant remittances and household development: an anthropological analysis' in Development Studies Research: An Open Access Journal, 1(1): 1-15 (with M. Johnson), 2014
  • 'A regional Agricultural development strategy for North West Tasmania', Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (with L. Bonney, M. Miles, M. Woods and A.Castles), 2014
  • 'Constructing advantage in the Cradle Coast region, Tasmania: knowledge partnering as a regional development platform approach', in Regional Science Policy & Practice, (with T.McCall), 2014

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.