India

MacArthur’s grantmaking in India primarily supports mitigation interventions that seek sustainable solutions to challenges India faces from climate change. In addition, the Foundation is implementing the legacy/exit phases for its engagements on Population and Reproductive Health and the Girls Secondary Education programs.

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Our Grantmaking in India

MacArthur has been active in India since 1990 and opened an office in New Delhi in 1994, led by a staff of Indians who know and love their country. The Foundation’s presence in-country has enabled it to work and partner directly with a diverse set of individuals and institutions who have and continue to play a remarkable role in the field of maternal and reproductive health and in promoting the participation of girls in accessing quality secondary education in the country. Resulting from internal deliberations, the Foundation is currently supporting the implementation of a legacy phase for its Population and Reproductive Health program and an exit phase for its Girls Secondary Education program. There is also limited grantmaking focused on internet governance as part of the Foundation's interest in advancing technology in the public interest.

Since 2016, the Foundation’s key focus in India has been to support mitigation interventions that seek sustainable solutions to challenges India faces from climate change. The Foundation makes available resources to established civil society organizations with recognized expertise in the field of climate change mitigation. Typically, these institutions work in close partnership with diverse sets of stakeholders – including established public institutions and other civil society actors.

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Community, Family Support Critical in Girls’ Education

This report finds that poor academic performance is linked to teacher absenteeism, requirements that girls work in the home, and low aspirations and expectations for girls’ education among the girls and their families. Read More
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The Partnership to Strengthen Innovation and Practice in Secondary Education Funds New Projects

A partnership of private donors and foundations working to improve education today announced $10.3 million in grants that will increase the participation, quality and relevance of secondary education in developing countries. Read More
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Advancing Free Speech In India

The Supreme Court of India issued its first major decision on freedom of expression on the Internet by ruling Section 66A of the Information Technology Act unconstitutional. Read More

"Bridging the Culture Gap Through Dance"

The New Indian Express
Related Grantee: Natya Dance Theatre
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Assessing Abortion in India

Over the past decade, key policy developments have contributed to improved availability, accessibility, and safety of induced abortion services in India, according to a report from the Guttmacher Institute. Read More

"Charting a New Course"

The Hindu
Related Grantee: Natya Dance Theatre
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A Dearth of Women Teachers in Rajasthan

A MacArthur-supported study from the Education Research Unit shows there is a paucity of women math and science teachers in Rajasthan, India. Read More
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About the MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions

The MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions recognizes exceptional grantees and helps ensure their long-term sustainability. The Award is not only recognition for past leadership and success but also an investment in the organizations’ future. Watch

Staff

Portrait of Moutushi Sengupta

Moutushi Sengupta

Director, India Office
Portrait of Dipa Nag Chowdhury

Dipa Nag Chowdhury

Deputy Director, India Office

Vikas Kumar

Driver, India

Tara Chand Sharma

Office Assistant, India

Shanthini Thomas

Executive Secretary, India