Grantee Profile

Population Council

Grants to Population Council

  • $200,000Active Strategy

    2016 (Duration 11 months)

    Population & Reproductive Health

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK — Founded in 1952, Population Council is a global organization that has had an office in Nigeria since the 1960s. The Council has been instrumental in the design of reproductive health products (especially contraceptives), service delivery programs, and making public policies responsive to the reproductive health needs of people in developing countries, including Nigeria. Through a previous Foundation award, Population Council trained and mentored health care providers in Kano state on the early detection and treatment of pre-eclampsia and eclampsia using magnesium sulfate and piloted task-shifting to community health extension workers. Population Council is currently working in Katsina state with Foundation support to replicate the successes achieved in Kano state. In this project the organization is working to institutionalize the applications of magnesium sulfate for the treatment of pre-eclampsia and eclampsia in Kano and Katsina states.

  • $50,000Active Strategy

    2016 (Inactive Grant)

    Population & Reproductive Health

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK — The Population Council is a global organization that has had an office in Mexico since 1979; its research on reproductive and sexual health issues produces evidence for planning effective interventions. The Council is studying how women-centered maternal health care is being taken up in the Mexican private health and education sectors. Through desk research, site visits, and interviews, the Council is mapping how the model of maternal health care is changing within the private sector and whether this has the potential to influence broader changes in maternal health care.  

  • $35,000Active Strategy

    2015 (Inactive Grant)

    Girls' Secondary Education in Developing Countries

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK — The Population Council, along with local partner organizations, will design, pilot and test an intervention in the state of Gujarat in India that seeks to increase girls’ transition to secondary education and improve learning outcomes through a program of mobilizing parents and communities using public campaigns and mobile phone technology.

  • $2,200,000Active Strategy

    2014 (Duration 2 years, 11 months)

    Population & Reproductive Health

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK — The Population Council conducts policy-relevant research and designs and tests innovative models to improve sexual and reproductive health (SRH) around the world. Council staff will carry out a varied package of action and policy research to generate new evidence about maternal and reproductive health.

  • $500,000Active Strategy

    2013 (Inactive Grant)

    Population & Reproductive Health

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK — This grant will allow the Population Council to add a greater focus on reproductive health to its program of action-research, or “operations research,” aimed at increasing the evidence about what works to improve the lives and health of adolescent girls in the global South. In addition, the Council will update a monograph on addressing the needs of adolescents aged 10-14, and will disseminate the resulting product through events and social media.

  • $400,000Active Strategy

    2013 (Inactive Grant)

    Population & Reproductive Health

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK — Population Council staff will work with the United Nations High Commission on Refugees (UNHCR) to test models offering comprehensive responses to sexual violence in conflict, post-conflict, and refugee settings. The results will be used to inform UNHCR’s strategy against sexual and gender-based violence.

  • $225,000Active Strategy

    2012 (Inactive Grant)

    Girls' Secondary Education in Developing Countries

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK — The Population Council, along with local partner organizations, will design, pilot and test an intervention in the state of Gujarat in India that seeks to increase girls’ transition to secondary education and improve learning outcomes through a program of mobilizing parents and communities using public campaigns and mobile phone technology.

  • $115,000Active Strategy

    2012 (Inactive Grant)

    Population & Reproductive Health

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK — The Population Council proposes research that focuses on enabling a better understanding of the determinants of sexual and reproductive health behaviors and practices that take place among young people as they transition into adulthood. The project builds on data and insights obtained from a research project previously conducted by the International Institute for Population Sciences and the Population Council, namely, the “Youth in India: Situation and Needs” study. This follow-up survey, which will be conducted in the state of Rajasthan, seeks to provide more evidence-based lessons for programs and policies intended to advance young people's sexual and reproductive health and rights.

  • $2,200,000Active Strategy

    2011 (Inactive Grant)

    Population & Reproductive Health

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK — To advance maternal and young people's reproductive health in India, Nigeria, Mexico, and globally (over three years).

  • $275,000Active Strategy

    2008 (Inactive Grant)

    Population & Reproductive Health

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK — To support a pilot project to address postpartum hemorrhage at the community level in the Amhara region of Ethiopia (over two years).

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Population Council $6,200,000 between 1978 and 2016.

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