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Social Cohesion, Welfare, and Global Dimensions

The MDGs and the Political Economy of Development: A critical assessment

23 August 2012 | Bergen Resource Center for International Development, Norway

PUBLIC EVENT with participants from CROP's Scientific Committee

The MDGs and Poverty Reduction in the 21st Century: A Critical Assessment

22 August 2012 | Bergen Resource Center for International Development, Norway

PUBLIC EVENT with participants from CROP's Scientific Committee

Poverty and Politics in Middle Income Countries

22-24 November 2012 | Cape Town, South Africa

WORKSHOP organised by CROP and the Institute for Social Development at the University of the Western Cape, aims to enhance comparative and critical views of poverty politics; to consolidate the recently formed Working Group on Poverty Politics and Social Policy, and to prepare the publication of an anthology based on selected contributions.

The Role of Social Security in Crisis Response and Recovery, and Beyond

Interview with Michael Cichon / Director, ILO Social Security Department

The crisis has reinforced the perception that the extension of social security should be a high priority. While in many developing countries social security systems were previously considered unaffordable, they are now regarded as important investments to support sustainable economic growth.

The (Indispensable) Middle Class in Developing Countries; or, The Rich and the Rest, Not the Poor and the Rest

Nancy Birdsall / Center for Global Development Working Paper 207

Inclusive growth is widely embraced as the central economic goal for developing countries, but the concept is not well defined in the development economics literature. Since the early 1990s, the focus has been primarily on pro-poor growth, with the “poor” being people living on less than one dollar a day, or in some regions two dollars a day.

The Developing World's Bulging (but Vulnerable) Middle Class

Martin Ravallion / World Bank Policy Research Working Paper WPS4816

Although barely 80 million people in the developing world entered the Western middle class over 1990-2002, economic growth and distributional shifts allowed an extra 1.2 billion people to join the developing world's middle class.

Peter Townsend Memorial Conference website

20 November 2009 | London, UK

ACADEMIC PANEL: CROP Scientific Director Asuncion Lera St. Clair chaired the session on "Poverty and Social Exclusion"

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CROP News and Events

Human Security as a Sine Qua Non for Poverty Reduction and Sustainable Development in Africa

May 2019

CROP POVERTY BRIEF 50: by Ojijo Odhiambo and Fatima Umar (UNDP Nigeria Country Office).

Poverty as Ideology: Rescuing Social Justice from Global Development Agendas

14 May 2019 | Bergen Global

LITERARY SALON: Andrew Fischer, winner of the International Studies in Poverty Prize awarded by CROP and Zed Books.

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.

News from CROPNet

World Science Forum 2019

20-23 November, 2019 | Budapest, Hungary

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

Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals: What Role for Social and Solidarity Economy?

25-26 June 2019 | Geneva, Switzerland

CONFERENCE organized by UNRISD.

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