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New Natural Forest Areas Certified in Laos

With technical support from MacArthur Foundation grantees Tropical Forest Trust and World Wildlife Fund, two natural forest areas covering 125,000 acres in Laos have been certified by the Forest Stewardship Council. This is the first ...

Bayero a Leader in Nigerian Universities

Over the last 6 years, MacArthur has invested $5.5 million in Bayero University Kano.  That investment recently paid off when Bayero placed at the top of universities for the percentage of its courses accredited by ...

European Court for Human Rights Rules on Russian Policy Torture Case

The European Court of Human Rights delivered its second verdict against Russia last week in a case concerning police torture. Attorneys at the Rostov Center for International Defense, a MacArthur grantee, worked tirelessly on behalf of ...

India Supreme Court Ruling to Reign in Child Marriage

India’s highest court ruled recently that all marriages must be registered, irrespective of the couple’s religion.  This will place added government oversight on an often-overlooked practice in the country.  The Socio Legal Information Center ...

Global Conservation: Balancing Nature and Human Needs

Contents President's Message: Balancing Nature and Human Needs Director's Message: Reexamining the Social Dimensions of Conservation Seeing the Big Picture: Conservation of Large Landscapes Worldwide Conserving Seascapes in Madagascar: Linking Land and Sea Defending ...

ENewsletter: Preserving Affordable Rental Housing

Contents In Focus:  Preserving Affordable Rental Housing From the Field: Justice Delivered in Russian Police Torture Case Newsroom: A University’s New Home Newsroom: Low-Tech, High Impact Newsroom:  MacArthur's Work in Russia   In Focus: Preserving ...

Remarks by Jonathan Fanton for the Inaugural Release of the Harvard University Joint Center Rental Housing Report

MacArthur President discusses the Foundation's support for efforts to understand and preserve affordable housing, focusing on several programs in New York City.

Rental Housing Report Reveals 200,000 Affordable Units Lost Each Year

Harvard University's Joint Center for Housing Studies, with support from MacArthur, issued a press release about its first Annual Report on the state of the nation's rental housing.

Comprehensive Change for 16 Chicago Neighborhoods

On the morning of May 18, 2005, more than 500 people gathered at the Chicago Hilton to launch the New Communities Program, a comprehensive revitalization effort funded by MacArthur and managed by the Chicago Office of ...

State Department to Analyze the Plan Colombia’s Effect on Amphibians

The Inter-American Association for Environmental Defense is a MacArthur grantee highlighting the environmental and social impacts of mass aerial spraying of herbicides by Plan Colombia, the U.S. and Colombian effort to eradicate illicit drug cultivation ...

Calvert Social Investment Foundation and Incapital Form a New Partnership

Calvert Social Investment Foundation, a MacArthur grantee, and Incapital, a global investment firm, have announced a new partnership that is expected to expand investment in nonprofit groups that provide financing for community development. More than 400 ...

Contest Examines What It Means to Grow Up Digital

Although computers, cell phones, video games and other new technologies are a common part of most teenagers’ lives, little is known about how they influence the way young people interact with friends, learn in school, or ...

Erosion of Wages Accounts for Growing Income Gap

A recent report co-published by the Center of Budget and Policy Priorities, a MacArthur grantee, and the Economic Policy Institute indicates that the gap between the highest-income families and poor and middle-income families has grown significantly ...

Human Rights Watch Reports on War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity Committed in the Congo

In September, longtime MacArthur grantee Human Rights Watch published a comprehensive report on mineral exploitation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. “The Curse of Gold” documents war crimes and crimes against humanity being committed by ...

Meeting National Security Requirements in Containing Nuclear Materials

Understanding that new terrorist threats require new prevention strategies, the MacArthur Foundation recently began funding the Project on Government Oversight, a nonprofit government watchdog group that recently examined how sites containing weapons grade nuclear material could ...
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