Venezuela: towards sustained poverty reduction or economic meltdown?

Venezuela: towards sustained poverty reduction or economic meltdown?

PUBLIC DEBATE, followed by the showing of South of the Border, Oliver Stone’s documentary about the left-oriented political projects in Latin America.

28 April 2010 | Parkteateret, Oslo, Norway

A state policy of intervention has brought significant changes to the Venezuelan economy. While the news tells about devaluation, inflation and energy crisis, at the same time there are reports on impressing poverty reduction results. But can we count on the numbers, and is the poverty reduction sustainable in a more and more turbulent economic context? Some of the world's leading experts on the Venezuelan economy will be present at Parkteatret to debate these questions:

Mark Weisbrot, Co-director of Centre for Economic Policy Research, Washington D.C.

Roberto Rigobon, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Boston

Julia Buxton, Department of Peace Studies, Bradford University

Ricardo Villasmil, Andrés Bello Catholic University, Caracas

Moderators: Henrik Wiig (NIBR) and Benedicte Bull (NorLARNet/SUM, UiO).

Click here for more information


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