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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

Jail Growth Highest in Rural America

The nation’s highest jail incarceration rates are in America’s rural counties, according to a report by the Vera Institute of Justice, supported by MacArthur's Safety and Justice Challenge. More

Helping Grantmakers Understand Digital Security Threats

The Digital Security and Grantcraft Guide helps grantmakers better understand and navigate the rapidly evolving digital security landscape, in which targeted digital threats are becoming increasingly frequent.  More

Research Finds Police Officers Less Respectful to African-American Drivers

Police officers are less respectful of African-American motorists during routine traffic stops than they are of white drivers, according to a report by Stanford University researchers, including MacArthur Fellows Jennifer Eberhardt and Daniel Jurafsky. More

Why States Should Focus on Reducing Jail Growth

A report by the Prison Policy Initiative, supported by the Safety and Justice Challenge, assesses the drivers of jail growth, jail growth trends across the country, and the impacts of jails on the U.S. criminal justice system.  More

Identifying Cyberespionage and Disinformation in Russia

Hackers are increasing efforts to steal and manipulate emails from critics of the Russian government, according to a report from Citizen Lab, recipient of the MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions. More

Enhancing Transparency in the Criminal Justice System

A data portal created by Measures for Justice, a MacArthur grantee, tracks how criminal cases are being handled at the county level from arrest to post-conviction, offering unprecedented transparency into local justice systems. More