Copyright Jake Hirsch-Allen
Promoting direct positive impact on aspects of global poverty is at the core of our mission at ASAP. Impact: Global Poverty is a new ASAP-sponsored project aimed at sharing information and best practices from academic efforts at influencing poverty policy and civil-society efforts.
The project will feature a free online series of articles, interviews, background reports, and how-tos on promoting impact. It will be both theoretical, exploring ways to conceptualize positive impact and effectively pursue it, and practical, offering compelling narratives about academics who have achieved positive impact through policy consultations, civil society campaigns, and on-the-ground interventions.
How You Can Contribute:
1. Write. Write for Impact: Global Poverty, by contributing a piece for Impact Stories, a feature on academics whose work has strengthened poverty policy or development practice and benefited people living in poverty, or a practical piece, offering advice about specific means of impact, public outreach, or education. For example, one might write a \”how-to\” on grant writing or interacting with the media.
2. Nominate. Offer nominations for academics to be profiled in Impact Stories, an ongoing feature on academics whose work has strengthened poverty policy or development practice and benefited people living in poverty or for the Impact: Global Poverty advisory board.
3. Blog. Identify and get permission to post content from salient blogs.
If you are interested in contributing to Impact: Global Poverty, e-mail Luis Cabrera at email@example.com
Contributor: Canadian research-evaluation director Fred Carden, who led a study focused on poverty policy impact in 23 developing countries
Contributor: Indian economist Sukhadeo Thorat, who has had enormous influence on policy and academic initiatives focused on the Dalit (former untouchable) communities.
Contributor: UK medical researcher Alan Fenwick, whose Schistosomiasis Control Initiative has improved the lives of millions of children in sub-Saharan Africa.