Comparative Research Programme on Poverty

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CROP - the Comparative Research Programme on Poverty - "is an international NGO initiated by the International Social Science Council (ISSC). The CROP Secretariat is localised at the University of Bergen, Norway. Dr. Tom Skauge is the Scientific Director of CROP.

"CROP is organised around an extensive international and multi-disciplinary research network, which is open to all poverty researchers and others interested in a scientific approach to poverty. The General Assembly of ISSC appoints the CROP Scientific Committee to advise the Programme, Professor Atilio Boron is the Chair. The members of the Scientific Committee are outstanding poverty researchers representing different geographical regions and scientific disciplines worldwide." [1]

Partners [2]

Scientific Committee

Accessed September 2008: [3]

  • Atilio Boron, Professor, Chair of CROP, Argentina
  • Abderrezak Benhabib, Professor, Abou-Bekr Belkaïd University, Tlemcen, ALGERIA
  • Alicia Ziccardi, Professor, Institute of Social Research (ISS-UNAM), Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, MEXICO
  • Juan Manuel Arbona, Dr., Bryn Mawr College, USA / Universidad para la Investigación Estratégica en Bolivia (UPIEB), BOLIVIA
  • Layi Erinosho, Professor, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State, NIGERIA
  • Santosh Mehrotra, Senior Consultant, Vice-Chair of CROP, Rural Development, Planning Commission, Government of India, INDIA
  • Leif Jensen, Professor, Rural Sociology and Demography, Pennsylvania State University, USA
  • Fatima Adamu, Professor, Usmanu Dan Fodiyo University, NIGERIA
  • Karima Korayem, Professor, Faculty of Commerce, Al Azhar University, Cairo, EGYPT
  • Adebayo Olukoshi, Executive Secretary, Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA), Dakar, Senegal
  • Murray Leibbrandt, Professor, Saldru, University of Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA
  • Lucy Williams, Professor, Vice-Chair of CROP, Northeastern University School Of Law, USA
  • Peter Saunders (NSW), Professor, Social Policy Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Sydney, AUSTRALIA
  • Ragnhild Lund, Professor, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), NORWAY
  • Blandine Destremau, Dr., French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), FRANCE
  • Arjun Sengupta, Director, Centre for Development and Human Rights, New Delhi, INDIA
  • Carlos Sojo, Director, Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO), San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Du Xiaoshan, Professor, Institute of Rural Development, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), Beijing, CHINA
  • Penina Mlama, Executive Secretary, Forum of African Women Educationalists (FAWE), KENYA



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  1. About, Comparative Research Programme on Poverty, accessed September 21, 2008.
  2. About, Comparative Research Programme on Poverty, accessed September 21, 2008.
  3. Scientific Committee, Comparative Research Programme on Poverty, accessed September 21, 2008.