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Congress Recommends Funding to Discourage Child Marriage in Developing Countries

The recent Foreign Operations appropriations bill directs the US Agency for International Development (USAID) to make funds available “for activities to reduce the incidence of child marriage in developing countries.”  The International Center for Research on ... Read More

Network on Regional Resilience Information Sheet

The Foundation’s Network on Building Resilient Regions seeks to expand our knowledge base about how regions shape the response to major national economic and demographic challenges. 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

The MacArthur Foundation in Nigeria: Report on Activities

 In 1999, after decades of colonial and military rule, Nigeria began a transition to democracy.  Government, non-governmental organizations, and individuals are now working together to ensure the growth of a free and fair Nigeria.  The MacArthur ... Read More

MacArthur Awards $800,000 to Reduce Maternal Mortality and Morbidity in Nigeria

MacArthur announced two grants totaling $800,000 in support of efforts to reduce maternal mortality and morbidity in Nigeria. Read More

Commentary by Kole Shettima on International Safe Motherhood Day

On May 8, International Safe Motherhood Day, MacArthur's Africa Office Director Kole Shettima calls attention to the preventable deaths of mothers. 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

Research Shows Promising Results for Use of Anti-Shock Garment in Childbirth

The University of California at San Francisco issued a press release about recent MacArtur-supported research findings that indicate the use of an anti-shock garment may helpful in preventing obstetrical hemorrhaging due to childbirth. Read More

ENewsletter: Population and Reproductive Health

Just over 10 years ago, at a meeting in Cairo of 179 member states of the United Nations, an agreement was reached on a strategy for linking economic development and the slowing of population growth by ... Read More

Leadership Training Program in Nigeria

MacArthur has announced a grant of $690,000 over three years to Pathfinder International for a new leadership training program for individuals Read More

Human Rights, Higher Education and Young Peoples Reproductive Health in Nigeria

MacArthur has announced 13 grants totaling more than $9 million to promote human rights, strengthen higher education, and advance young peoples reproductive health and rights in Nigeria. Read More

Three Grants to Help Reduce Maternal Mortality in India

MacArthur has awarded three grants totaling $800,000 to help reduce maternal mortality and improve young peoples access to information and services about reproductive and sexual health and rights in India. Read More

Commentary: Investing in Slowing Population

In an Op-Ed published in the Boston Globe, MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton calls on the international community to invest further in slowing population growth around the world. Read More

Efforts to Reduce Maternal Mortality and Improve Young People's Reproductive Health in Mexico and India

MacArthur has made 11 grants totaling more than $1.9 million to organizations working to reduce maternal mortality and improve young people's access to information and services. Read More

Judith F. Helzner Named Director of The Population and Reproductive Health Program

Helzner will be responsible for providing oversight of the area's grantmaking, including grants to international organizations in the population field and serving as advisor to staff members in the Foundation's international offices. Read More