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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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Our Grantmaking in Nigeria

Nigeria is an economic powerhouse and the most populous nation on the African continent. Its 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. The Foundation has supported work in Nigeria in the fields of higher education, population and reproductive health, human rights and international justice, and girls’ secondary education. MacArthur’s current work is primarily focused on promoting an atmosphere of accountability, transparency, and good governance in the country by reducing retail corruption and strengthening Nigerian-led anti-corruption efforts.

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ENewsletter: Population and Reproductive Health

Just over 10 years ago, at a meeting in Cairo of 179 member states of the United Nations, an agreement was reached on a strategy for linking economic development and the slowing of population growth by ... Read More

Leadership Training Program in Nigeria

MacArthur has announced a grant of $690,000 over three years to Pathfinder International for a new leadership training program for individuals Read More

Human Rights, Higher Education and Young Peoples Reproductive Health in Nigeria

MacArthur has announced 13 grants totaling more than $9 million to promote human rights, strengthen higher education, and advance young peoples reproductive health and rights in Nigeria. Read More

Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at Ahmadu Bello University Convocation

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton discusses the Foundation's role in Nigeria, the link between higher education and prosperous democracy, and the future of Ahmadu Bello itself. Read More

Strengthening the International Criminal Court

MacArthur has awarded more than $1.7 million to three organizations for their efforts to strengthen the effectiveness of the International Criminal Court. Read More

Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at a Press Briefing About the Partnership for Higher Education in Africa, New York, NY

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton discusses the Foundation's plans to make grants four Nigerian universities in support of higher education in Africa. Read More