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Moscow Helsinki Group, 2012 MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions

Moscow Helsinki Group conducts advocacy, compiles reports, and trains activists to improve human rights in Russia. Read More

Research Network on Early Experience and Brain Development

The goal of the Network on Early Experience and Brain Development is to study the relationship between brain and behavioral development, to clarify the role of experience in brain development and to enhance the understanding of ... Read More

Research Network on Mandated Community Treatment

The Network on Mandated Community Treatment was established to create a scientifically sound evidence base for developing effective policy and practice on whether, and how, to require certain people with mental disorders to adhere to treatment ... Read More

Research Network on Mental Health and the Law

The Network on Mental Health and the Law was established to build an empirical foundation for the next generation of mental health laws — laws that will assure the rights and the safety of individuals and of ... Read More

Research Network on Socioeconomic Status and Health

The Network on Socioeconomic Status and Health has enhanced understanding of the mechanisms by which socioeconomic factors affect the health of individuals and their communities. Read More

Juvenile Justice Guidebook for Legislators

Published by the National Conference of State Legislators, the guidebook addresses significant research, programs, and legislation concerning the most important juvenile justice issues of the day. Read More

Mekong Governments Delay Xayaburi Dam

International Rivers and other MacArthur-supported groups provided research on the potential environmental risks posed by hydropower dams in the region. Read More
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Communicating Effectively About Migration

"The World Migration Report 2011: Communicating Effectively about Migration" recommends a fundamental shift in the way people communicate about migration. Read More
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MacArthur Grants Support Efforts to Improve Governance of Global Migration

For five years, the MacArthur Foundation has been the largest non-governmental donor to the Global Forum on Migration and Development, helping to ensure broad participation by civil society groups at this annual gathering. Read More

How Housing Matters Commentaries

A series of commentaries run by Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity on the key questions raised in the 2011 How Housing Matters conference. Read More

Book Confronts Challenges Posed by Climate Change

Adapting to a Changing Environment: Confronting the Consequences of Climate Change provides governments, scientists, and managers with a framework for tackling the subject. Read More
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2011 How Housing Matters Conference Videos

Excerpts from a day-long conference hosted by The National Building Museum, in partnership with MacArthur and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Read More

Housing Leaders from U.S., U.K., Canada, and Australia Convene

With MacArthur support, the Housing Partnership Network hosted a four-day program for the leaders of 80 non-profit and social housing organizations working in the U.S., U.K., Canada, and Australia. Read More
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Evidence-Based Policy Advances

Workforce Innovation Fund will support the development and scale-up of evidence-based interventions to improve education and employment outcomes for U.S. workers. Read More

Grantee Hosts Bipartisan Budget Forum

The Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center, recipient of the MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions, hosted the forum on how the federal government can avoid budget catastrophe, featuring theoretical and modeling work supported by the Foundation. Read More