Academics Stand Against Poverty (ASAP) is an international association focused on helping researchers and teachers enhance their impact on poverty. It does so by a)      advancing collaboration... Read More


Volunteers Wanted to Help Carry out ASAP UK’s New Strategic Plan

ASAP UK is seeking support from four committed volunteers to help develop the chapter and implement its strategic... Read More

ASAP Calls on OWG to Put Transparency and International Tax Abuse back on the SDG Agenda

The final meeting of the Open Working Group for Sustainable Development Goals (OWG) took place in mid-July. Ahead... Read More

2014 Amartya Sen Prize Contest: Call for Submissions

Academics Stand Against Poverty, Global Financial Integrity, and the Yale Global Justice Program invite submissions... Read More

Press Release: UN Goals Should Do More to Curb Tax Dodging that Has Cost Poor Countries Trillions

The United Nations' proposed global goals for poverty reduction miss much of the story when it comes to trade-related... Read More



Sustainable Development Goals: A Better Pact is Possible!

Despite some clear positives, the draft text of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) does not fulfill its self-proclaimed purpose of inspiring and guiding a concerted international effort to eradicate severe... Read More

ASAP Sets Ambitious Targets for Impact, Outreach and Collaboration in 2014-17 Strategic Plan

ASAP will launch a flagship ‘Global Colleagues’ project, produce expert survey reports on illicit financial flows and global poverty priorities, and expand into issue campaigns under its first formal strategic... Read More

Impact Stories: Prof. Martha Chen on Informal Economies, the Working Poor and Being an ‘Activist Academic’

In 1997, Chen helped found, Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO), a “global research-policy network that seeks to improve the status of the working poor, especially women, in the informal... Read More