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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...

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

July 8, 2014 in Featured Articles

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 plan.  (Full plan appears below this article and can be downloaded here.) The plan, covering...

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

May 19, 2014 in Featured Articles, Homepage

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 economy.”

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ASAP Welcomes Dynamic New Global Board Members and Officers

May 14, 2014 in Featured Articles, Homepage

Academics Stand Against Poverty has added significantly to its poverty and organizational expertise with the appointment of three new members to its Global Board of Directors, as well as communications and web officers. Joining the Board are Helen Yanacopulos of the Open University in the United Kingdom...