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    Academics Stand Against Poverty: mobilizing the resources and capabilities of academics to accelerate the end of poverty.

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    FemPov: In search of a just and gender-sensitive measure of poverty.

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    The Health Impact Fund: promoting pharmaceutical and access to medicines, across all income levels.

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    Respect for human rights demands greater financial transparency.



Led by Professor Thomas Pogge, the Global Justice Program at Yale is an interdisciplinary group that works on assessment and reform of global institutional arrangements. For more information about the Program, people working in and affiliated with it, and the Projects that our fellows and affiliates are engaged in, please use the links above and below.


GJP Youtube Channel

ASAP Youtube Channel

Journal ASAP

Journal ASAP Special Issue Toward Food Security in Africa

Journal ASAP Awards

Academics Stand Against Poverty (ASAP) with year-end newsletter

Ambedkar Grants for Advancing Poverty Eradication (AGAPE)

Illicit Financial Flows | Amartya Sen Essay Prize Competition

Pro-Poor Mountain Tourism anthology (Routledge)

Incentives for Global Health (IGH) | Health Impact Fund (HIF)

Ecological Impact Fund (EIF)

The Individual Deprivation Measure (IDM)

Thomas Pogge


Inviting the African Union to Join the G20 => G21

The G20 is a highly influential association of states that discusses and shapes rules and policies with profound worldwide effects. With 1/3 of the world’s births, 1/4 of the world’s states, and 1/6 of the world’s population, Africa is represented in the G20 only by the Republic of South Africa, which contains a mere 4% of Africa’s people. Such dramatic underrepresentation is procedurally and substantively unfair: the voices, needs and interests of Africans are marginalized and disregarded. 
The best first step toward addressing this injustice is to admit the African Union (AU) into an enlarged G21. This would represent 1.4 billion additional people (Australia has a seat with only 26 million) and would also strengthen the AU and intra-African collaboration. Seating the AU follows precedent as the European Union (EU) is already seated in addition to its members France, Germany, and Italy (and non-EU Europeans UK, Turkey, and Russia). The AU has twice as many member states and contains three times as many people as the EU. 139 years after the infamous Berlin Conference, let Africans have a seat at the table!


Submission to the United Nations Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent

by B. Ogbonna, L. Bamgboye, T. Pogge, M. Dressie, with NAFSA and Africa Mbele, on “Economic Empowerment of People of African Descent.” 


Tenth Annual Amartya Sen Essay Prize Competition

With Global Financial Integrity and Academics Stand Against Poverty, the Global Justice Program is announcing the Tenth Annual Amartya Sen Essay Prize competition. There will be a First Prize of $5,000 and a Second Prize of $3,000; winning essays must arrive by 31 August 2023 and be available for publication in Journal ASAP. For full details, see https://globaljustice.yale.edu/senprize10


Ambedkar Grants for Advancing Poverty Eradication (AGAPE) – SOON! 

Administered with Academics Stand Against PovertyAGAPE provides competitive funding and mentoring for innovative pilot projects in severe poverty eradication that offer strong prospects of cost-effective scale-up.

In its first year of operation, AGAPE has made four awards in India, totalling INR 800,000. Applications for the second round of awards are due on 31 May 2023. See https://globaljustice.yale.edu/agape for details on the 2022 and 2023 competitions.

AGAPE commemorates and honors Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, India’s great leader in poverty eradication. Initial seed funding for this program was generously provided by Krishen and Geeta Mehta. Contributions to AGAPE are tax-deductible in India and the United States. 


Journal ASAP Awards

Starting this year, Journal ASAP will confer three annual awards for poverty-focused academic work – all with nomination deadlines of 31 July 2023.

An ASAP Lifetime Achievement Award for constructive work related to poverty.

An ASAP Book of the Year Award for the best book on a poverty-related subject, published in 2022 and written by a single author or group of authors.

An ASAP Book of the Year Award for the best collection of poverty-related essays by different authors published in 2022.

Eligible work may contribute to the definition, description, explanation, assessment or eradication of poverty and attend to any of the special challenges poor people face in regard to nutrition, water, shelter, health and health care, sanitation, clothing and personal care, energy, education, social and political participation and respect, physical safety, family planning, environmental degradations and hazards, working conditions in employment and at home, navigating governmental agencies and the legal system, banking and credit, travel and transportation, and communications.

For details about nominations and selection, please click.

Yale’s Global Justice Program collaborated with the Jesuit Justice and Ecology Network Africa (JENA) and Academics Stand Against Poverty (ASAP) to organize a webinar on African food security. Co-organizer and panelist Kevin Okoth Ouko of JENA produced a detailed report.

With Global Financial Integrity and Academics Stand Against Poverty, the Global Justice Program has announced three coequal winners of the Ninth Annual Amartya Sen Essay Prize Competition of 2022. In alphabetical order, they are Savictor Sobechi Evan-Ibe for his essay Bombing, Billing, and Cash-Out

A Human-Centered Approach to Health Innovations: Reconciling Intellectual Property with Human Rights * Workshop Agenda * October 29, 2022 9:00-9:15         Thomas Pogge and Peter Yu: Introductory Remarks 9:15-9:55         Joshua D. Sarnoff, Professor of Law, DePaul University College of Law: Duties