MacArthur’s grantmaking in Nigeria supports reproductive and sexual health, human rights and the rule of law, and girls’ secondary education.

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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 Nigeria

Nigeria is an economic powerhouse and the most populous nation on the African continent. Its current transition to democracy represents an important opportunity for contributing to both national and regional stability. MacArthur has been making grants in Nigeria since 1989, opening an office in Abuja in 1994 with a staff of Nigerians who know and love their country. MacArthur is committed to helping strengthen Nigeria's intellectual, scientific, and civil society communities as a means of helping to facilitate the consolidation of democracy and encouraging economic development.

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Special Screening of "Nowhere to Run"

Nowhere to Run explores the creeping effects of climate change and unchecked environmental degradation that pose major socio-economic, political, and sustainable development challenges to communities across Nigeria. Read More
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On Nigeria Promotes Accountability, Good Governance in Nigeria

MacArthur’s On Nigeria grantmaking seeks to promote accountability, transparency, and good governance in Nigeria by reducing retail corruption and strengthening Nigerian-led anti-corruption efforts. Read More
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Public Opinion on Corruption in Nigeria

Fifty-four percent of Nigerians report that they always or frequently encounter corruption in their interactions with public services, according to a poll conducted by GeoPoll with support from MacArthur. Read More