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The State of Food Insecurity Report Hides the Extent of Global Hunger

June 9, 2015 in Featured Articles, Homepage

Each year, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) published a State of Food Insecurity (SOFI) report. The 2015 report has just come out. In an accompanying letter, the FAO’s Coordinator for Economic and Social Development, Jomo Kwame Sundaram, summarizes its message as follows: “With the...

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With Paris Talks Looming, Legal Experts Find All Countries Must Act on Climate

June 2, 2015 in Featured Articles, Homepage

In the run-up to the grand climate meeting in Paris this December, countries are publishing their commitments. Mexico earned much praise for proposing to cut its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 22% by 2030. But this exemplary reduction is relative to what Mexico might otherwise have emitted in 2030...

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Successful Launch of the Global Colleagues Program: Introducing the First Cohort

May 21, 2015 in Featured Articles, Homepage

The first cohort of ASAP’s flagship program Global Colleagues has been matched. Global Colleagues aims to foster collaboration between earlier-career scholars working on poverty-related research who are based in the Global South and more senior scholars working on similar topics at well-resourced research...

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Guardian Newspaper Features ASAP Divestment Call

April 6, 2015 in Featured Articles

An article in a leading UK newspaper, The Guardian, features ASAP’s call for universities to withdraw any endowment funds invested in fossil fuel companies. The article can be viewed here. Here is the ASAP statement in full: In light of the urgency of climate change, we, the Directors and members...

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Strong Response for Global Colleagues Project Call

March 20, 2015 in Featured Articles, Homepage

By Luis Cabrera. More than 75 senior and earlier-career researchers from universities around the world will take part in ASAP’s new Global Colleagues flagship project – a response which well exceeded organizers’ expectations. The project is designed to promote international collaboration among...

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Abolishing National Aid Agencies Offers No New Paradigm But Means Loss of Autonomy, Professional Skill

March 19, 2015 in Featured Articles, Homepage

By Jack Corbett and Sinclair Dinnen. The reabsorption of autonomous or semi-autonomous aid agencies into departments of foreign affairs in New Zealand (2009), Canada (2013) and Australia (2013) has sent ripples across the international development community. Following a persistent two-decade trend towards...

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ASAP Chapters: 15 and Growing Worldwide

March 18, 2015 in Featured Articles, Homepage

ASAP now has fifteen Chapters launched or in development in Austria, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, Germany, Greece, India, Italy, Mexico, Oceania, Romania, Spain, the United Kingdom, the United States, and West Africa. With more than 1,200 ASAP members working and studying in universities, research centers,...

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Experts, Thousands from around the World Call on Ban to Put an End to Tax Abuse

September 29, 2014 in Featured Articles, Homepage

Thousands of ASAP supporters, researchers, teachers, and activists around the world took part in ASAP’s first petition campaign, calling on UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to give greater prominence to international tax abuse in the Sustainable Development Goals framework. As the UN General Assembly...

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Policy Options for Addressing Illicit Financial Flows: Results from a Delphi Study

September 4, 2014 in Featured Articles, Homepage

ASAP researchers recently completed a study, examining expert opinion on how the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) can make the greatest possible impact on the problem of illicit financial flows. The study results show overwhelming expert support for greater transparency in the global financial system...

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Sustainable Development Goals: A Better Pact is Possible!

August 10, 2014 in Featured Articles, Homepage

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 poverty everywhere in all its forms. We offer some critical comments on the proposed agreement...