Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation donations made to African Development Bank

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

Full donor page for donor Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Basic donee information

ItemValue
Country
Websitehttp://www.afdb.org/
Twitter usernameAfDB_Group
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/African_Development_Bank
Instagram usernameafdb_group

Full donee page for donee African Development Bank

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 Total 2017 2016 2015 2014 2011
Sanitation (filter this donor) 1 12,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 12,000,000.00
Financing (filter this donor) 1 11,384,520.00 0.00 11,384,520.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Nutrition (filter this donor) 1 3,315,475.00 0.00 3,315,475.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Global development (filter this donor) 1 2,405,242.00 0.00 0.00 2,405,242.00 0.00 0.00
Financial policy and administrative management (filter this donor) 2 496,992.00 0.00 43,992.00 453,000.00 0.00 0.00
Women's equality organisations and institutions (filter this donor) 1 315,000.00 0.00 315,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Agriculture (filter this donor) 2 144,073.02 -5,926.98 0.00 0.00 150,000.00 0.00
Total 9 30,061,302.02 -5,926.98 15,058,987.00 2,858,242.00 150,000.00 12,000,000.00

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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Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (9 donations)

Amount (current USD)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
-5,926.982017-12-05Agriculture/agricultural policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to strengthen the African Parliamentarians’ Network on Development Evaluation in improving the environment for development evaluation and the use of evaluation evidence in informing public policy and decision making; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
3,315,475.002016-12-15Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to fund activities focused on generating political will and building momentum for investment in nutrition at country level and supporting the development and implementation of the nutrition scorecard to assess progress on nutrition; Aid type: Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by implementing partners. Affected regions: Africa.
11,384,520.002016-11-02Financing/Formal sector financial intermediarieshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to deploy, on a pilot basis, a Level One Project aligned interoperability service for transfers and payments within the West African Economic Monetary Union; Aid type: Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by implementing partners. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
315,000.002016-11-02Women's equality organisations and institutionshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to create a system for measuring, monitoring and evaluating improvements in gender equality and generate innovative ideas for mainstreaming gender in the operations of the African Development Bank; Aid type: Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by implementing partners. Affected regions: Africa.
43,992.002016-04-25Financial policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to explore a partnership with the African Development Bank for the roll out of a digital financial services platform solution to accelerate financial inclusion in Africa; Aid type: Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by implementing partners. Affected countries: Nigeria.
453,000.002015-05-29Financial policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to explore a partnership with the African Development Bank for the roll out of a digital financial services platform solution to accelerate financial inclusion in Africa; Aid type: Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by implementing partners. Affected countries: Nigeria.
2,405,242.002015-04-02Global development/Promotion of development awareness (non-sector allocable)https://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support the relief of poverty and provide benefits to the African community by improving the African Development Fund that contributes to the promotion of economic and social development in the least developed African countries; Aid type: Development awareness. Affected regions: Africa.
150,000.002014-10-27Agriculture/agricultural policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to strengthen the African Parliamentarians’ Network on Development Evaluation in improving the environment for development evaluation and the use of evaluation evidence in informing public policy and decision making; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
12,000,000.002011-06-16Sanitation/basic sanitationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve the living conditions of the non-sewered urban-poor in Africa through provision of affordable and sustainable sanitation tools and technologies; Aid type: Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by implementing partners. Affected regions: South of Sahara.