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Reporting Corruption in the Nigerian Electricity Sector

A report by the MacArthur-supported Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project shows that Nigeria has lost more than N11 trillion Naira to corruption in the electricity sector since the country returned to democracy in 1999. More

How to Keep Kids Who Misbehave Out of the Justice System

A report takes a close look at "status offenses," behaviors that are only illegal because of a person's status as a minor, such as truancy, running away, or violating curfew.  More

Higher Seas to Flood Dozens of U.S. Cities

As many as 90 U.S. cities already face chronic inundation from rising seas caused by climate change, and that number could climb to as many as 670 by the end of the century, according to a climate impact analysis by the Union of Concerned Scientists.  More

Media Use and Public Perceptions of Global Warming in India

Indian media can play a positive role in increasing public engagement among a population largely unaware of the impacts of climate change, according to a report by the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication.  More

Planned Relocations of Disaster-Affected Populations

A MacArthur-supported toolbox provides concrete suggestions for states and groups who are contemplating or planning to relocate people to protect them from natural disasters and environmental change. More

Assessing Impunity in Crimes Against Migrants in Mexico

A report by the Washington Office on Latin America examines persistent impunity in crimes against migrants in transit through Mexico.  More

Landscape Evaluation of Maternal Health Quality of Care in India

Through this evaluation, evidence suggests that the quality of maternal health care varies across India. However, on average, it is low.  More

Report Calls for Expansion of Carbon Capture Technology

A report by a multi-state working group led by the governors of Wyoming and Montana outlines the opportunities and challenges for integrating power plants with carbon capture into the nation’s wholesale electricity markets. More

Understanding What Works to Improve Girls’ Lives

A research hub developed by the Population Council will generate, synthesize, and translate evidence on what works to improve the lives of adolescent girls around the world.  More

DACA Beneficiaries Pursue Education, Job Mobility

A brief from Harvard University, developed with support from MacArthur, documents the experiences of participants in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program five years after it was launched. More