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scientific programmes

Comparative Research Programme on Poverty (CROP)

CROP is a programme of the ISSC, hosted and co-sponsored by the University of Bergen, Norway. CROP builds independent, alternative and critical knowledge and education, which can inform policy.

CROP is governed by a Scientific Committee, which is responsible for developing the programme’s scientific portfolio. It mobilizes critical poverty research and education on poverty through a worldwide interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary network of like-minded institutions and individuals (the CROPNet) and a selected group of Fellows who act as ambassadors of the Programme. CROP National Committees are intended to promote CROP’s vision and objectives and create national research synergies.

CROP organizes scientific events, promotes research activities, establishes core international, comparative projects, and disseminates research through an extensive collection of resources and publications.

The CROP Strategic Plan 2010-2011 has seven key interrelated priority actions:
1. Developing a critical global poverty research agenda
2. Developing and coordinating interdisciplinary south-south and south-north comparative research
3. Building and extending the global reach and impact of the CROP network and facilitating exchange
4. Strengthening poverty research capacities through educational activities
5. Promoting dialogue with policy ad decision makers, opinion shapers and civil society
6. Developing an effective outreach and information strategy
7. Professionalizing the CROP Secretariat and developing of an international resource mobilization strategy


Chair of the Scientific Committee: Prof. Thomas Pogge

Scientific Director: Alberto Cimadamore

CROP Secretariat
P.O. Box 7800
5020 Bergen
Phone +4755 58 97 44
Fax: + 47 55 58 97 45

Visiting address: Jekteviksbakken 31, Bergen

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