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2014: ASAP’s Year In Review

December 30, 2014 in Featured Articles, Homepage

Thank you for making 2014 a great year for ASAP. 2014 was a pivotal year for ASAP, full of growth and change. ASAP is a community of scholars, teachers and students who believe that we are morally required to help eradicate global poverty. We aim to mobilize the capacities and resources of academia toward...

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2014 a Year of Growth and Innovation for ASAP Chapters

December 18, 2014 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...

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Large Audience, Rich Dialogue at Launch Conference for Delhi’s Nyaya Global Justice Programme

April 28, 2014 in Featured Articles, Homepage

An audience of nearly 500 joined the conversation with political theorists and philosophers, development scholars, journalists, physical scientists and NGO practitioners at the launch conference for Nyaya: The Global Justice Programme at the University of Delhi. The conference, “Global Justice and...

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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...