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

August 5, 2014 in Homepage, News

ASAP UK is seeking support from four committed volunteers to help develop the chapter and implement its strategic plan over the next twelve months. Applications due August 25.

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

July 14, 2014 in Homepage, News

The final meeting of the Open Working Group for Sustainable Development Goals (OWG) took place in mid-July. Ahead of the meeting, ASAP sent the OWG co-chairs, Mr. Csaba Kõrösi, Permanent Representative of Hungary, and Mr. Macharia Kamau, Permanent Representative of Kenya, a letter calling for global...

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2014 Amartya Sen Prize Contest: Call for Submissions

June 23, 2014 in Homepage, News

Academics Stand Against Poverty, Global Financial Integrity, and the Yale Global Justice Program invite submissions of original essays on illicit financial flows to the first annual Amartya Sen Prize Contest. All prizes are named in honor of Amartya Sen, whose work has shown how the rigor of economic...

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

June 20, 2014 in Homepage, News

The United Nations' proposed global goals for poverty reduction miss much of the story when it comes to trade-related illicit flows -- which drain tens of billions of dollars from the world's poorest countries ever year. A new ASAP study identifies a set of simple reforms that could drastically reduce...

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Pogge Co-Edits Special Issue on Tax Justice

June 12, 2014 in Homepage, News

Concerns over extreme poverty and inequality have led to a number of proposals for the reform of global taxation policy. Such proposals are enjoying serious analysis and, in some cases, implementation. While issues concerning national taxation have long concerned philosophers—invoking core questions...

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ASAP Italy Launches in Rome

June 12, 2014 in Homepage, News

ASAP Italy is the latest ASAP chapter to hold a public launch event. There are now twelve chapters under development in the ASAP network: Austria, Brazil, Canada, Germany, India, Italy, Mexico, Oceania, Spain, United Kingdom, United States, and West Africa. ASAP Italy launched on May 9-10 in Rome at...

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ASAP Submits 5 Questions to ID100

June 2, 2014 in Homepage, News

ASAP is supporting ID100, a collaborative project to identify the 100 most important questions for development after the expiration of the Millennium Development Goals in 2015. Led by the Sheffield Institute for International Development (SIID), ID100 aims to contribute to the discussion of the post-2015...

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ASAP Study: Curbing Illicit Financial Flows Post-2015

May 13, 2014 in Homepage, News

Illicit financial flows are gaining recognition as an important issue for development. As 2015 and the expiration of the Millennium Development Goals draws nearer there are calls both from civil society and from within the UN system to make control of such flows a priority within the Sustainable Development...

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Call for Papers on Participation and Climate Governance

March 19, 2014 in Homepage, News

CISDL/GEM Working paper Series on Public Participation and Climate Governance CALL FOR PAPERS Deadline for submission of abstracts: rolling until May 15, 2014 The Centre for International Sustainable Development Law (CISDL) and the Governance, Environment & Markets Initiative at Yale University (GEM)...

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Call for Papers: Child Poverty, Youth (Un)employment and Social Inclusion

March 14, 2014 in Homepage, News

Poverty reduction has been high on the international agenda since the start of the millennium. Worldwide progress, however, has been slow and limited. Social protection responses to the crisis have been marginal or with mixed results in developing countries, while poverty and social exclusion have exacerbated...