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

Organisational Changes at the CROP Secretariat

1 December 2018

The University of Bergen (UiB) and the International Science Council (ISC) have announced organisational changes at the CROP Secretariat.

​The Democratic Developmental State: North-South Perspectives

February 2019

OPEN ACCESS PUBLICATION: Edited by Chris Tapscott, Tor Halvorsen, Teresita Cruz-Del Rosario.

The Political Economy of Poverty and Social Transformations of the Global South

February 2019

OPEN ACCESS PUBLICATION Edited by Mariano Féliz and Aaron L. Rosenberg.

News from CROPNET

World Science Forum 2019

20-23 November, 2019 | Budapest, Hungary

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: "Science, Ethics and Responsibility" (deadline 10 April).

Causal Mechanisms and International knowledge transfer in social policy: With a special focus on the case of the post-Soviet region

7-9 November 2019 | University of Bremen

CALL FOR PAPERS: Deadline for proposals is 30 April.

Bergen Summer Research School

17-27 June 2019 | University of Bergen

BSRS 2019 offers a series of parallel multidisciplinary working groups with top international lecturers, and cutting-edge keynotes to help you make your research play a role for a sustainable future.