What We're Learning

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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Evaluating the Arts & Culture Loan Fund Program

The Arts & Culture Loan Fund provides small and medium sized arts and culture organizations with loans to address cash flow shortages and strengthen the financial capacity of its borrowers. More

An Evaluation of MacArthur's Window of Opportunity: Preserving Affordable Rental Housing Initiative

This evaluation assess whether the Window of Opportunity initiative achieved its goals, as well as to provide preservation actors and policymakers with lessons learned about effective preservation practices. More

A Midterm Evaluation of the Conservation & Sustainable Development Program

This evaluation focuses on the efficacy of the program’s approach, outcomes and impact; the relevance of the program and its priorities; and the contribution of the program to climate change mitigation. More

Evaluating Governmental Accountability for Maternal Health in Nigeria: A Midline Report

This midline evaluation report builds on the portfolio’s baseline evaluation to assess the progress of its activities to date and identify what grantees should do more of, less of, or differently in the remaining year of their grants to ensure grant and portfolio effectiveness.  More

A Landscape Evaluation of Oil Governance in Uganda and Kenya

A landscape evaluation to identify measures for monitoring the full range of economic, social and environmental impacts of the oil sector in two East African countries. More

Evaluation of Conservation and Sustainable Development Grantmaking in the Lower Mekong

An interim evaluation of conservation and sustainable development grantmaking in the Lower Mekong region of Southeast Asia. More

An Evaluation of Treatment for Pre-eclampsia and Eclampsia in Nigeria

This evaluation examines the efforts to expand the use of magnesium sulfate for treatment of pre-eclampsia and eclampsia in Nigeria. More

An Evaluation of Maternal Health Grantmaking in Ethiopia, Ghana, and Nigeria

An evaluation of four community-based models aiming to scale up access to misoprostol, a drug used to prevent postpartum hemorrhage. More

Evaluating Governmental Accountability for Maternal Health in Nigeria

An evaluation of the Foundation's grantmaking to increase governmental accountability for maternal health in Nigeria. More

An Evaluation of the Digital Media & Learning Competition

This evaluation found that the Competition has made considerable progress in shaping the digital media and learning landscape, spurring national conversation around “hot topics,” and has contributed to emerging networks around gaming for education and digital badges. More