Comparative Research Programme on Poverty

The Comparative Research Programme on Poverty (CROP), hosted by the University of Bergen, aims to build independent, alternative and critical knowledge and education which can inform policy, with the goal to understand, eradicate and prevent poverty.

CROP works to promote comparative research that is not only international in scope but also critical and multi-disciplinary - producing knowledge that is policy relevant and apt, creating dialogue with policy makers.

Capacity building within the global academic community is a major part of the work CROP does. Together with publishing and disseminating critical and innovative knowledge on poverty.

CROP’s new YouTube project is called “Visualising poverty research” and consists of a series of 5-minute interviews where renowned scholars in the field give their input on the reasons behind, and possible solutions to, current poverty problems.