CROP Annual Report 2014

CROP Annual Report 2014

Annual Report 2014

This is the last annual report to be presented before the CROP Strategic and Communication Plans begin to provide guidance or the 2015-20 period. The elaboration of both plans was at the core of institutional discussions in the period covered by this report.

The Strategic and Communication Plans both provide a clear understanding of our mission and priorities, as well as ways to achieve them. They will also allow our small secretariat to maximize the use of existing resources in order to facilitate the impact we want to have on science and society. The plans were embraced by UiB, ISSC, the Scientific Committee and the Secretariat at CROP's Annual Meeting in 2014.

The new sense of direction is very relevant for a growing organisation. By the end of 2014, we counted 780 scholars actively participating in our network activities, showing an annual increase of 24.2% in our membership. Implementing both plans and responding to the diversity of demands posed by a fast-growing and diverse network is going to be a challenge for CROP. However, there is a clear understanding of the responsibility we have to make our evidence-based critical voices effective in the contemporary debate on poverty eradication and prevention.

We would like to keep this report as a concise instrument to describe CROP's activities and direction. We have tried to avoid an “inflation of words" and hope that in so doing, we will be fulfilling the readers' expectations.


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