Girls' Secondary Education in Developing Countries

Grantmaking seeks to identify, test, and develop innovations in secondary education in developing countries that can spur systemic change and improve economically marginalized girls’ demand for, access to, and retention in quality secondary level education. Read our strategy

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More Than $28 Million in Funding Announced to Spur Fresh Thinking for Secondary Education in Developing Countries

A partnership of philanthropic organizations announced today $15,788,327 in grants and a commitment of an additional $13 million in the next year for innovative projects that will increase the participation, quality, and relevance of ... Read More
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The Partnership to Strengthen Innovation and Practice in Secondary Education

The Partnership to Strengthen Innovation and Practice in Secondary Education (PSIPSE) is a funder collaborative that seeks to increase secondary education access and improve learning outcomes for marginalized populations. Read More
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Strengthening Secondary Education in Africa and India

Take a look at the work by the Partnership to Strengthen Innovation and Practice in Secondary Education as it supports efforts to increase education access and improve learning outcomes for marginalized populations in developing countries. Watch
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About the Partnership to Strengthen Innovation and Practice in Secondary Education

MacArthur operates with the belief that the scale and complexity of challenges to secondary education and the range of involved actors requires a collaborative approach. Read More
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Improving Learning Outcomes for Children Worldwide

A report by the Learning Metrics Task Force offers recommendations for a holistic and innovative framework to help countries and international organizations measure and improve learning outcomes for children and youth worldwide. Read More

MacArthur Foundation welcomes Moutushi Sengupta as new director of our #India office: http://t.co/bxB3Ly9JKH #Population #GirlsEducation

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Pratham Program Gives Girls a Second Chance

In addition to education courses, the Pratham Open School provides young women some vocational skills so that they are able to “pay back” for the course in kind by promising to teach at least 20 children ... Read More

Staff

Portrait of Barry Lowenkron

Barry Lowenkron

Vice President, International Programs
Portrait of Raoul J. Davion

Raoul J. Davion

Associate Director, Girls' Secondary Education
Portrait of Dipa Nag Chowdhury

Dipa Nag Chowdhury

Deputy Director, India Office

Oladayo (Dayo) Olaide

Deputy Director, Nigeria Office
Portrait of Stephanie Platz

Stephanie Platz

Chief of Staff and Director of Strategic Planning
Portrait of Kole A. Shettima

Kole A. Shettima

Director, Africa Office

Erin Sines

Acting Director, Population & Reproductive Health
Portrait of Yvonne Darkwa-Poku

Yvonne Darkwa-Poku

Program Officer
Portrait of Jennifer Humke

Jennifer Humke

Program Officer, Digital Media & Learning
Portrait of Kristen J. Molyneaux

Kristen J. Molyneaux

Program Officer, Development and Education

Michelle Holmes

Special Assistant

Renee Munro

Executive Secretary
Portrait of Gabriela Suarez

Gabriela Suarez

Program Administrator
Portrait of Laura Young

Laura Young

Program Associate