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ASAP Board Welcomes Two Dynamic Development Researchers

April 9, 2014 in Featured Articles, Homepage

The ASAP Board of Directors has expanded its expertise considerably with the addition of two new members, Dr. Helen Yanacopulos of the Open University, and Dr. Jason Hickel of the London School of Economics and Political Science.

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Prof. Jason Sharman on Pressuring Governments and Banks on Corruption

March 4, 2014 in Featured Articles, Homepage

This latest ASAP Impact Story profiles Prof. Jason Sharman of Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia, whose recent work has been instrumental in exposing widespread corruption among Papua New Guinea (PNG) government officials. Millions of dollars, Sharman has found, are being siphoned from PNG government...

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New Legal Reference: Human Rights and Climate Change Policy-making

January 15, 2014 in Featured Articles, Homepage

The Center for International Sustainable Development Law, Academics Stand Against Poverty, and the Governance, Environment & Markets Initiative at Yale University have developed a new legal reference guide that examines the connections between climate change and human rights, with a particular focus...

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Nicole Hassoun: Harnessing Consumer Choice to Drive Global Health Impact

November 20, 2013 in Featured Articles, Homepage

Nicole Hassoun, Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Binghamton, is working to harness the power of socially conscious consumers to motivate pharmaceutical companies to meet the health needs of people in poverty. She has recently created an index that ranks drug companies according...

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Impact Stories: Paul Jackson on Helping to Re-integrate Former Rebel Fighters in Nepal

October 16, 2013 in Featured Articles

In this profile article, Gabriel Neely-Streit speaks with conflict and reconstruction expert Prof. Paul Jackson. Over the past three years, Prof. Jackson has been advising authorities in Nepal on integrating some 20,000 Maoist former guerrillas into the Nepali Army or civilian life.

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Why Join ASAP?

July 26, 2013 in Featured Articles, Homepage

In this article, we outline reasons why researchers and teachers should want to join Academics Stand Against Poverty, and we discuss the kinds of impact gains that might be realized through collaboration in the ASAP network.

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Former Oxford Researcher Alex Cobham on Why He Left Academia to Pursue Impact on Illicit Financial Flows

June 14, 2013 in Featured Articles, Homepage

In this profile interview, Alex Cobham explains his choice to leave academia to try to better leverage his expertise on illicit financial flows, or ways in which forms of tax avoidance can hinder poverty alleviation and development efforts. Cobham left a research post at Oxford University to join UK-based...

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Impact Stories: Group ‘Energize the Chain’ Pioneers Initiative to Keep Vaccines Cold in Impoverished Areas

June 5, 2013 in Featured Articles

A new initiative pioneered by the non-profit group Energize the Chain could be key to delivering vaccines to areas where they are most needed. The idea: use electricity from mobile phone masts to run vaccine refrigerators at sites in remote areas. ASAP spoke to the director of Energize the Chain, Dr...