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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