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We are committed to sharing the results of our grantmaking and the lessons we learn as we carry out our work. We believe it is important to evaluate and reflect regularly, study the findings of research and reports generated with our support, and communicate the results with those in the field and with the public.Read more about our learning philosophy

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Report from the University of California-Irvine Shows Impact of One-Child Policy in China

Population control polices in China that strictly limited couples to one child have proven effective, according to the first systematic, MacArthur-supported study of the one-child policy. More

Review of the New Communities Program: Toward Effective Implementation of Neighborhood Plans

In this review we take a close look at the New Communities Program (NCP) and its progress. Should support for NCP go forward and, if so, how might it be changed? More

Resilience in Foundation Strategy

A foundation that seeks to bring about improvements in policies and institutions faces a daunting task. More

Rental Housing Report Reveals 200,000 Affordable Units Lost Each Year

Harvard University's Joint Center for Housing Studies, with support from MacArthur, issued a press release about its first Annual Report on the state of the nation's rental housing. More