Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation donations made (filtered to cause areas matching Statistical capacity building)

This is an online portal with information on donations that were announced publicly (or have been shared with permission) that were of interest to Vipul Naik. The git repository with the code for this portal, as well as all the underlying data, is available on GitHub. All payment amounts are in current United States dollars (USD). The repository of donations is being seeded with an initial collation by Issa Rice as well as continued contributions from him (see his commits and the contract work page listing all financially compensated contributions to the site) but all responsibility for errors and inaccuracies belongs to Vipul Naik. Current data is preliminary and has not been completely vetted and normalized; if sharing a link to this site or any page on this site, please include the caveat that the data is preliminary (if you want to share without including caveats, please check with Vipul Naik). We expect to have completed the first round of development by the end of December 2019. See the about page for more details. Also of interest: pageview data on analytics.vipulnaik.com, tutorial in README, request for feedback to EA Forum.

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Basic donor information

ItemValue
Country United States
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_%26_Melinda_Gates_Foundation
Best overview URLhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_%26_Melinda_Gates_Foundation
Facebook username gatesfoundation
LinkedIn username bill-&-melinda-gates-foundation
Websitehttps://www.gatesfoundation.org/
Donations URLhttps://www.gatesfoundation.org/How-We-Work/Quick-Links/Grants-Database
Twitter usernamegatesfoundation
Page on philosophy informing donationshttps://www.gatesfoundation.org/What-We-Do
Grant application process pagehttps://www.gatesfoundation.org/How-We-Work/General-Information/Grantseeker-FAQ
Regularity with which donor updates donations datacontinuous updates
Regularity with which Donations List Website updates donations data (after donor update)irregular
Lag with which donor updates donations datamonths
Lag with which Donations List Website updates donations data (after donor update)years
Data entry method on Donations List WebsiteSQL insertion commands generated by script https://github.com/riceissa/gates-foundation-iati-processing

Brief history: The Gates Foundation launched in 2000, with precursors starting in the 1990s, financed by the personal wealth of co-founder Bill Gates from Microsoft. Starting 2005, it scaled up its giving significantly after a large funding commitment from Warren Buffett

Brief notes on broad donor philosophy and major focus areas: See https://www.gatesfoundation.org/Who-We-Are/General-Information/Foundation-Factsheet for the grantmaking areas. The four grantmaking areas are the Global Development Program, Global Health Program, Global Policy and Advocacy, and United States Program. Within the United States Program the focus is on K-12 education, the Internet, and emergency relief

Notes on grant publication logistics: Although the Gates Foundation has a grants database on its website, as well as individual grant pages for every grant, we use the IATI data instead, because it can be processed programmatically (the data on the site does not allow for full data download or easy programmatic processing). This leads to a few problems: first, IATI data does not include grants made in the United States, since it focuses on development assistance (DA) spending. Second, IATI data is updated more infrequently. Third, it may sometimes omit some information that is present in the grants database

Donation amounts by cause area and year

If you hover over a cell for a given cause area and year, you will get a tooltip with the number of donees and the number of donations.

Note: Cause area classification used here may not match that used by donor for all cases.

Cause area Number of donations Number of donees Total 2017 2013
Statistical capacity building (filter this donor) 6 6 9,663,655.62 6,663,507.62 3,000,148.00
Total 6 6 9,663,655.62 6,663,507.62 3,000,148.00

Graph of spending by cause area and year (incremental, not cumulative)

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Graph of spending by cause area and year (cumulative)

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Donation amounts by subcause area and year

If you hover over a cell for a given subcause area and year, you will get a tooltip with the number of donees and the number of donations.

For the meaning of “classified” and “unclassified”, see the page clarifying this.

Subcause area Number of donations Number of donees Total 2017 2013
Statistical capacity building 6 6 9,663,655.63 6,663,507.63 3,000,148.00
Classified total 6 6 9,663,655.63 6,663,507.63 3,000,148.00
Unclassified total 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 6 6 9,663,655.63 6,663,507.63 3,000,148.00

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Donation amounts by donee and year

Donee Cause area Metadata Total 2017 2013
Africa Progress Panel Foundation (filter this donor) 3,000,148.00 0.00 3,000,148.00
africapractice (filter this donor) 1,499,990.00 1,499,990.00 0.00
Centre for Research, Evaluation Resources and Development (filter this donor) 1,496,615.00 1,496,615.00 0.00
United Nations Population Fund (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 1,348,628.00 1,348,628.00 0.00
University of Maryland (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 1,193,929.00 1,193,929.00 0.00
Flowminder Foundation (filter this donor) Site 1,124,345.62 1,124,345.62 0.00
Total -- -- 9,663,655.62 6,663,507.62 3,000,148.00

Graph of spending by donee and year (incremental, not cumulative)

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Donation amounts by influencer and year

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Donation amounts by disclosures and year

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Donation amounts by country and year

If you hover over a cell for a given country and year, you will get a tooltip with the number of donees and the number of donations.

For the meaning of “classified” and “unclassified”, see the page clarifying this.

Country Number of donations Number of donees Total 2017
Nigeria 1 1 1,496,615.00 1,496,615.00
India 1 1 1,193,929.00 1,193,929.00
Classified total 2 2 2,690,544.00 2,690,544.00
Unclassified total 4 4 6,973,111.63 3,972,963.63
Total 6 6 9,663,655.63 6,663,507.63

Skipping spending graph as there is fewer than one year’s worth of donations.

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (6 donations)

DoneeAmount (current USD)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
University of Maryland1,193,929.002017-12-01Statistical capacity buildinghttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop innovative data collection methods in the fields of gender, financial inclusion, health, and agriculture towards evidence-based policymaking as well as economic growth and improved public service delivery for the poor; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
United Nations Population Fund1,348,628.002017-11-28Statistical capacity buildinghttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to strengthen governments in the production and use of census data to advance their development; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Africa.
Centre for Research, Evaluation Resources and Development1,496,615.002017-11-08Statistical capacity buildinghttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve health data quality and health performance management in the Kaduna Bureau of Statistics; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Nigeria.
Flowminder Foundation1,124,345.622017-10-08Statistical capacity buildinghttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to produce open access and high resolution data on population distributions across five priority countries, and other geospatial reference data layers, and develop capacity to use and update these datasets within national statistical offices; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
africapractice1,499,990.002017-09-15Statistical capacity buildinghttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to establish a new African digital information service to improve availability of data and analysis for human development programming; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
Africa Progress Panel Foundation3,000,148.002013-02-28Statistical capacity buildinghttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support the Africa Progress Panel Foundation to keep donor and developing countries accountable for commitments to development; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Africa.

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