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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Letter to the Editor by Jonathan Fanton: Help For Safer Pregnancies, Deliveries

In a letter to the Chicago Tribune's editor, MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton describes MacArthur's efforts to reduce maternal mortality in India and Nigeria. Read More

MacArthur Invests $11 Million to Reduce Maternal Deaths in India and Nigeria

MacArthur will invest $11 million to reduce significantly maternal deaths due to postpartum hemorrhage in India and Nigeria, Foundation President Jonathan Fanton announced today at the Women Deliver conference. Read More

Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at the Press Event Announcing $11 Million to Reduce Maternal Mortality

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton announces the grant to support Pathfinder International's efforts to reduce maternal mortality and morbidity due to postpartum hemorrhage in India and Nigeria. Read More

La Fundación MacArthur Anuncia A Los Ganadores Del 2007 Del Premio Para Instituciones Sin Ánimo De Lucro Creatvias Y Efectivas

Fiel a su tradición de motivar la creatividad y promover instituciones creativas para tratar de atender algunos de los problemas más apremiantes del mundo, la Fundación John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur anunció hoy Read More

India Expands Adolescent Health Program

India will expand an adolescent health initiative in 10 districts with a combined population of 19 million where the age of marriage and first pregnancy is low and reproductive health status is poor. Read More

Population and Reproductive Health

President's Essay Despite historically low birth rates in North America and much of the developed world, global population is expected to increase by more than 40 percent to 9 billion over the next 50 years ... Read More

NAZ Foundation Instrumental in Seeking Repeal of Outdated Law in India

The Delhi High Court is re-examining a petition by the NAZ Foundation to repeal India's centuries-old ban on gay sex. Read More

India Adopts CFI Recommendations for Community Forest Management

India's Ministry of Environment and Forests has announced that it will adopt a series of recommendations developed by MacArthur grantee Community Forestry International for improved forest management in the Northeast region of the country. Read More

India Supreme Court Ruling to Reign in Child Marriage

India’s highest court ruled recently that all marriages must be registered, irrespective of the couple’s religion.  This will place added government oversight on an often-overlooked practice in the country.  The Socio Legal Information Center ... Read More

Reducing Maternal Mortality in Rural Areas

In 2004, a MacArthur-funded pilot project by the Federation of Obstetrics and Gynecologists of India and JHPIEGO demonstrated how to reduce maternal mortality in rural areas by training non-specialist medical providers in emergency obstetric care. Now ... Read More