Prof Cochrane contributes to 2015 Political Manifesto Poverty Audit

Professor Feargal Cochrane has contributed to the 2015 Political Manifesto Poverty Audit, launched on 23 April. This report, published by Academics Stand Against Poverty (ASAP), assesses the impact of the main parties’ manifesto proposals ahead of the 2015 General Election across a range of 14 policy issues, including migration and security, health, education, employment, crime and justice, and international aid. ASAP is an NGO that represents the intersection of academic, practitioner and policy constituencies, focusing on domestic and international poverty issues. The academics involved are drawn from over 20 leading universities in the UK and all contributions have been subject to blind peer review. Full details of the project and the report, (which is free to download) can be found at