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ERIC Number: ED536084
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Pages: 20
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
The MacArthur Foundation in Nigeria: Report on Activities
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
In 2007, Nigeria passed an important milestone: one elected government passed power to another for the first time in the nation's history. Though imperfect, the poll demonstrated powerfully that Nigeria's representative democracy was not a transient phase between periods of military repression but a growing reality. For 20 years, the MacArthur Foundation has given grants in Nigeria, in the belief that Africa's most populous nation was going through a transition of significance for the whole of sub-Saharan Africa. MacArthur has invested $100 million and supported almost 500 individuals and organizations committed to the vision of a Nigeria that is free and fair, and offers opportunity to all its citizens. MacArthur's efforts concentrate in three areas: (1) Strengthening Nigeria's universities; (2) Reducing maternal mortality and improving sexual and reproductive health; and (3) Advancing respect for human rights and the rule of law. This report describes the Foundation's grantmaking and lists the organizations it supports.
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. 140 South Dearborn Street Suite 1200, Chicago, IL 60603. Tel: 312- 726-8000; Fax: 312-920-6258; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Identifiers - Location: Nigeria