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ECONPOP Programme (2009 - 2013)

ECONPOP (Economic Growth, Poverty Reduction, Reproductive Health and Population Dynamics) is a research programme that aims at contributing to the understanding of how poverty, economic growth and cultural conditions interact with reproductive health and population dynamics in low-income settings, particularly in the sub-Saharan regions of Africa.

ECONPOP was launched jointly by the Research Council of Norway (RCN) and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, with co-funding from Norad and RCN’s matching funds scheme. It has a total framework of about NOK 25 million and is financing 6 research projects. There will be no more calls under this scheme.

The programme collaborates with similar programmes partly funded by the Hewlett Foundation’s population programme in the USA, UK, the Netherlands and France and is linked up to the Population & Poverty research network (POPPOV). Once grants have been allocated under ECONPOP, the participating researchers are also expected to be part of the network and to participate in the annual scientific meetings organised by the Hewlett Foundation.

Written by:
Jan Monteverde Haakonsen Spesialrådgiver +47 22 03 72 54