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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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

An Evaluation of the New Communities Program

The New Communities Program is a flagship investment in the Foundation’s work to understand the dynamics of cities and neighborhoods as a mechanism for addressing major urban challenges.  More

An Evaluation of Human Rights Grantmaking in Nigeria

This evaluation found that the Foundation’s use of limited resources over an extended period of time had contributed to legal precedents and attracted other donors to scale up projects – thus contributing to long-term systemic change. More

	Cecilia Conrad, Vice President, MacArthur Fellows program

Review Affirms Impact and Inspiration of MacArthur Fellows Program

“We are proud of the Fellows Program and its impact on the lives of not just those selected but people all over the world." Cecilia Conrad, Vice President, MacArthur Fellows program. More

An Evaluation of Investments in the Hurricane-Affected, Gulf Coast Region

Per the Foundation’s policy, the Foundation does not provide disaster relief. Hurricanes Katrina and Rita created an unprecedented scenario that caused the Foundation to make an exception and to put aside its usual grant‐making process and provide expedited support to help rebuild affordable housing and assist community development efforts in the affected region. More

An Evaluation of Investments in the Global Forum on Migration and Development

This assessment regards the MacArthur Foundation’s general operating support for Arts and Cultural Institutions in Chicago, in partnership with the Prince Charitable Trusts and the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation. More

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An Evaluation of Work on Intellectual Property Rights

An overview of the external assessment of the Foundation's initiative on Intellectual Property and the Long-term Protection of the Public Domain. More