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Nigerian Government Adopts Police Reforms

The Nigerian government recently issued a white paper that adopts the recommendations of the Presidential Committee on Police Reform, many of which were backed by MacArthur grantees in Nigeria. The government agreed to mainstream the community ...

New Task Force Coordinates Federal Transportation and Housing Investments

Citing research and work supported by the Foundation, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan and Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced a new partnership to help American families gain better access to affordable housing, more transportation ...

Evaluation of The MacArthur Foundation’s Work in Mexico to Reduce Maternal Mortality, 2002-2008

From 2002–2008, the MacArthur Foundation invested $5,000,000 in Mexico to contribute to a reduction in maternal mortality.

New Online Journal to Examine Media and Learning

MIT Press, in cooperation with the Monterey Institute for Technology and Education (MITE) and supported by the MacArthur Foundation, is pleased to announce the publication of the first issue of The International Journal of Learning and ...

North Korea Agrees to Collaborate to Fight Tuberculosis

With support from MacArthur and grantee the Nuclear Threat Initiative, Stanford University has secured North Korea’s approval for collaboration with U.S. experts in combating tuberculosis (TB). North Korea has the highest incidence of TB ...
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Digital Media and Learning

Digital media are changing the way young people learn, play, socialize and participate in civic life, and these changes have profound implications for learning. Researchers and practitioners supported through MacArthur's digital media and learning initiative ...

Coroner Inquest Results in Indictment of Nigerian Police Inspector

Based on efforts by MacArthur grantee Access to Justice, a Nigerian police inspector was recently indicted for failing to uphold Lagos State’s Coroner Systems Law at the State’s first coroner’s inquest. Adopted in ...

Grantee’s Work Leads to New Evidence-Based Program

MacArthur grantee the Coalition for Evidence-Based Policy played a key role in advising the Office of Management and Budget about the rigorous standard of evidence used in an effectiveness evaluation that led to the scaling up ...

Opening Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at “Partners in Innovation: A Dialogue on Federal, State, and Local Rental Preservation Solutions”

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton stresses the need to build a consensus framework for national housing policy that reflects how housing matters deeply for families, communities, education, and health.

Bay Area Nonprofit Secures $400,000 for Tropical Conservation

The Sebastopol-based nonprofit Conservation Strategy Fund (CSF) received the first half of a $400,000 grant from MacArthur this month.
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Partners in Change - The New Communities Program

In 16 communities across Chicago, the Local Initiatives Support Corporation -- with the help of the MacArthur Foundation -- is leading the nation's largest commitment to comprehensive community development: the New Communities Program.

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Ambassador Colin Keating Interview by MacArthur President

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton interviews Ambassador Colin Keating about international justice.

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Digital Media & Learning Competition

In 2007, 17 innovative projects shared $2 million as part of the MacArthur Foundations inaugural Digital Media & Learning Competition.

Robert Gallucci Selected as MacArthur President

Robert Gallucci, Dean of the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, will serve as the fourth President of the MacArthur Foundation, effective July 1, MacArthur Board Chairman Robert Denham announced today.
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