India

MacArthur’s grantmaking in India primarily supports population and reproductive health programs. A new initiative seeks to improve participation by marginalized girls in quality secondary education. Additional grantmaking focused on peace and security aims to strengthen stability in the Asia-Pacific region.

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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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Our Grantmaking in India

MacArthur has been active in India since 1990 and opened an office in New Delhi in 1994, led by a staff of Indians who know and love their country. The Foundation's grantmaking in India focuses on population and reproductive health work at the national level, but there is also a special focus on efforts in Rajasthan, Maharashtra, and Gujarat, states that have a significant unmet need for reproductive health information and services.

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Initiative to Focus on Girls’ Secondary Education

More than 30 groups have joined the project, called Collaborative for Harnessing Ambition & Resources for Girls Education, or CHARGE, which is expected to aid about 14 million girls in the next five years. Read More
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STIR Education: Building a Movement of Teacher Changemakers

This video provides an overview of STIR’s approach, which seeks to empower teachers to reimagine their role in leading change. Read More
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Robert Gallucci and Reeta Roy on Philanthropic Partnership to Improve Secondary Education in Developing Countries

MacArthur president Robert Gallucci joined MasterCard Foundation president Reeta Roy for a discussion at the Global Philanthropy Forum about philanthropic collaboration for learning and impact to improve secondary education in developing countries. Read More
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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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"Reader’s Guide: Katherine Boo in Conversation with Kate Medina"

Random House Reader's Circle
Katherine Boo , 2002 MacArthur Fellow
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"Ved Mehta's Vision of Writing"

Women's Wear Daily
Ved Mehta , 1982 MacArthur Fellow
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"Outside the Four Walls"

The Hindu
Related Grantee: Mahila SEWA Trust
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