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Headquartered in Chicago, the MacArthur Foundation works in about 50 countries around the world and maintains offices in India, Mexico, Nigeria and Russia.

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A Decade of Improvement in African Higher Education

This report highlights improvements in African higher education over the past decade, which stemmed from a $440 million investment by seven American foundations. Read More
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Accomplishments of the Partnership for Higher Education in Africa

The Partnership has strengthened 65 institutions of higher education in nine countries, including Nigeria, so they can better contribute to poverty reduction, economic growth and social development on the continent. Read More

Lessons from a Ten-Year Funder Collaborative: A Case Study of the Partnership for Higher Education in Africa

The Partnership for Higher Education in Africa, a ten-year funder collaborative, sought to strengthen higher education in Africa through a total investment of close to half a billion dollars. Read More

Enrollment in MDP Programs Expands

This fall, with support from MacArthur, nine universities worldwide are welcoming the first students for new Master’s in Development Practice degree programs. Read More

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The Human Toll of Violence in the Central African Republic

UC Berkeley researcher Patrick Vinck shares his experiences documenting the human impact of violence in the Central African Republic, a country currently under investigation by the International Criminal Court.

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Research Documents Human Toll of Violence in Central African Republic

Researchers based at the Human Rights Center at the University of California, Berkeley have systematically canvassed nearly 2,000 households in the Central African Republic, carefully documenting violence in the country. Read More
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Adapting to the Effects of Climate Change in Madagascar

Several MacArthur grantees work with the people of Madagascar to develop more sustainable habits of mangrove harvesting. Read More