Comparative Research Program on Poverty (CROP; is an international nongovernmental organization created in 1992 by the International Social Science Council (ISSC). It is hosted by the University of Bergen in Norway. Its main aim is to form an international and interdisciplinary research network on poverty to further the understanding of the theoretical and practical causes and consequences of poverty and their implications for public policy. In 2009, the ISSC and the University of Bergen relocated CROP into the University of Bergen Global (UiB Global), which is responsible for initiating and coordinating multi- and transdisciplinary research and related activities at the institution. Also in 2009, the Norwegian National Committee was founded to advise and support CROP’s scientific director and the CROP Secretariat in the

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