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Headquartered in Chicago, the MacArthur Foundation works in about 50 countries around the world and maintains offices in India, Mexico and Nigeria.

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Advancing Accountability and Transparency Around the Globe

The Transparency and Accountability Initiative is a collaborative of organizations that fund transparency and accountability programming, with the goal of empowering citizens to hold their governing institutions to account. Read More
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Community Volunteers Key to River Blindness Strategy

Dr. Emmanuel Miri shares the story of Gabriel, a community volunteer drug distributor—the hands, feet, and heart of The Carter Center’s River Blindness Elimination Program. Read More
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Stories of Impact from Lake Victoria Basin

An interactive platform from Pathfinder International shares stories of people affected by the Health of People and Environment in Lake Victoria Basin project. Read More
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Laying the Foundations to Overcome Needless Blindness in Ghana

Dr. Geoffrey Tabin is galvanized by the promise of possibility as Himalayan Cataract Project’s primary partner in Ghana presents two initiatives that will transform Ghana’s eyecare system and accelerate reversing needless blindness. Read More
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More Nigerian States Accessing UBEC Funds

The number of Nigerian states picking up their share of the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) Fund has grown following a convening of representatives from UBEC and state basic education boards. Read More
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Hope for the Missing Link

Rice 360°’s Queen Dube knows how to care for sick newborns. Dube and her physician partners agree, the missing link to saving more babies’ lives is the technology. Read More
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Engaging the Community to Reach One Billion with Nutritious Crops

HarvestPlus’ novel idea to fortify staple food crops required input and buy-in from agriculture and health scientists, governments, and most importantly farmers, because biofortification won't grow, literally or figuratively, without them says CEO Bev Postma. Read More