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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Socio Legal Information Centre

Ensuring legal rights for the marginalized in India

The Socio Legal Information Centre (SLIC) provides free legal assistance to people who lack the capacity to approach the courts for redress. SLIC files more than 100 petitions ...

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Video: Sustainable Hydro-Development for Ecosystem Protection

A video produced by the Natural Heritage Institute (NHI) illuminates innovative tools and techniques for operating dams that help protect and restore ecological systems and support human food production. Read More
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Grantmaking in India

This info sheet covers MacArthur’s grantmaking in India which primarily supports programs to reduce maternal mortality and morbidity and advance the sexual and reproductive health and rights of young people. Read More
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Commentary: The Power of Educating Girls

MacArthur President Robert Gallucci comments on the importance and valuable effects of educating girls in developing countries. Read More
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Five Strategies: Corporate Efforts to Improve Global Education

Scaling up corporate and social investments could improve education in the developing world, according to this paper by the Center for Universal Education at Brookings. Read More

Indian Court Affirms Right to Survival in Childbirth

The High Court of Madhya Pradesh passed a landmark final judgment in a case filed by MacArthur grantee the Socio Legal Information Centre recognizing that a woman's right to survive pregnancy and childbirth is fundamental. Read More

"Katherine Boo"

From The Colbert Report
Katherine Boo, MacArthur Fellow, 2002
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India Funds Community Health Workers for Newborn Care

The Government of India approved funding for more than 800,000 female community health workers to provide home-based postnatal and newborn care services. Read More

$1.2 Million to Support Research and Collaboration on Girls’ Secondary Education in the Developing World

In support of girls’ post-primary education in developing countries, MacArthur awarded four grants totaling more than $1.2 million. Read More