MacArthur’s grantmaking in India primarily supports population and reproductive health programs. A new initiative seeks to improve participation by marginalized girls in quality secondary education. Additional grantmaking focused on peace and security aims to strengthen stability in the Asia-Pacific region.

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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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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 grantmaking in India focuses on population and reproductive health work at the national level, but there is also a special focus on efforts in Rajasthan, Maharashtra, and Gujarat, states that have a significant unmet need for reproductive health information and services.

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Reducing Maternal Mortality

MacArthur’s grantmaking to reduce maternal mortality focuses on developing innovative models that can eventually be scaled up, enhancing the skills of health professionals, promoting informed advocacy on issues related to maternal mortality, and research. Read More

Reducing Maternal Mortality in India

Research of MacArthur Fellow and grantee Sue J. Goldie suggests that better family planning, improved emergency obstetrical care, and support for safe abortion could significantly reduce maternal mortality in India in less than a decade. Read More
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TERI University Master's in Development Practice Program

Interview with Arabinda Mishra, director of the Climate Change Division at TERI University in New Delhi, India about the Master's in Development Practice (MDP) program.

MDP degree programs provide rigorous professional training for future leaders ...


New Report Highlights Reproductive Health Needs of India’s Youth

The MacArthur-supported "Youth in India: Situation and Needs" is the first comprehensive report on the sexual and reproductive health needs of young Indians. Read More

International Connections Fund Past Grants

List of grantees from the MacArthur Foundation's Chicago International Connections Fund. Read More