Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation donations made to Center for Global Development

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
Facebook page cgdev
Websitehttp://www.cgdev.org/
Twitter usernamecgdev
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Center_for_Global_Development

Full donee page for donee Center for Global Development

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 2013 2011 2010 2009 2006
Global health (filter this donor) 12 15,231,711.00 2,332,514.00 0.00 250,000.00 1,089,975.00 443,383.00 1,250,154.00 -134,315.00 0.00 10,000,000.00
Scientific research (filter this donor) 4 9,574,667.00 3,650,927.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,784,702.00 3,139,038.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Financial policy and administrative management (filter this donor) 4 6,187,494.00 0.00 4,343,503.00 349,859.00 0.00 1,494,132.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Multisector aid (filter this donor) 1 1,646,648.00 0.00 0.00 1,646,648.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Family planning (filter this donor) 2 1,507,152.00 257,152.00 0.00 1,250,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Agriculture (filter this donor) 1 1,348,994.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,348,994.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Sectors not specified (filter this donor) 1 25,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 25,000.00 0.00
Total 25 35,521,666.00 6,240,593.00 4,343,503.00 3,496,507.00 1,089,975.00 4,722,217.00 5,738,186.00 -134,315.00 25,000.00 10,000,000.00

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 (25 donations)

Amount (current USD)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
499,831.002017-10-20Global health/Health policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support a procurement study that will result in an agency-specific action plan for implementation; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
3,650,927.002017-10-02Scientific research/scientific institutionshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to use research, evidence, and thoughtful engagement to improve the quality of development finance; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
257,152.002017-09-13Family planninghttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to generate actionable recommendations to enhance the impact of donor support to family planning and health, consistent with FP2020 goals and commitments, in a sample of focus countries; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,832,683.002017-04-04Global health/Health policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support a procurement study that will result in an agency-specific action plan for implementation; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
2,984,885.002016-08-29Financial policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to examine how governments can leverage digital payment and identity infrastructure to improve public service delivery and reduce poverty; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,358,618.002016-08-11Financial policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to address crucial gaps in the understanding of the connection between anti-money laundering policy, derisking, cross-border payment flows, and the impact on recipients in order to make recommendations for beneficial policy actions; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
349,859.002015-11-30Financial policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop evidence-based, actionable policy recommendations to support health financing improvement processes in India; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
125,000.002015-10-23Global health/Reproductive health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to produce and disseminate a collection of case studies to improving the understanding of global health progress and catalyzing action among a broad array of audiences; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
125,000.002015-10-23Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to produce and disseminate a collection of case studies to improving the understanding of global health progress and catalyzing action among a broad array of audiences; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,646,648.002015-09-30Multisector aidhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve the international development agenda and institutions for efficient and inclusive development by helping to accelerate the pace at which private sector investments incorporate the poor, multilateral development bank reform includes inclusive an; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,250,000.002015-05-21Family planninghttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to generate actionable recommendations to enhance the impact of donor support to family planning and health, consistent with FP2020 goals and commitments, in a sample of focus countries; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
914,025.002014-10-15Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to implement and evaluate a performance-based financing scheme for antiretroviral service delivery at the facility and provider level in select countries; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
87,975.002014-09-10Global health/Reproductive health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to produce and disseminate a collection of case studies to improving the understanding of global health progress and catalyzing action among a broad array of audiences; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
87,975.002014-09-10Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to produce and disseminate a collection of case studies to improving the understanding of global health progress and catalyzing action among a broad array of audiences; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,897,497.002013-11-06Scientific research/scientific institutionshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to explore policy options and propose specific mechanisms and tools to enable donors, governments and the private sector to effectively respond to the main challenges posed by middle income countries and rising domestic revenues from extractive resources; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified; affected countries: Tanzania, united republic of.
1,494,132.002013-08-26Financial policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to address regulatory standards for financial inclusion through a multi-stakeholder Task Force and strategic policy outreach to identify and enable financial regulatory frameworks that drive innovation; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
221,691.502013-07-15Global health/Reproductive health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to produce and disseminate a collection of case studies to improving the understanding of global health progress and catalyzing action among a broad array of audiences; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
221,691.502013-07-15Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to produce and disseminate a collection of case studies to improving the understanding of global health progress and catalyzing action among a broad array of audiences; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
887,205.002013-06-20Scientific research/scientific institutionshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to establish a working group to understand potential for greater use of fiscal federalism in country financing in developing countries to foster progress towards the health MDGs; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,348,994.002011-11-01Agriculture/agricultural policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to contribute to the reform of UN Food Agencies and increase their development effectiveness, helping improve food security and enhance agricultural productivity; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,250,154.002011-10-17Global health/Health policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- To define what a holistic value for money (V4M) agenda should and should not include and provide an agenda of practical policies and practices for global health funders to implement a value for money approach to programming.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
3,139,038.002011-05-31Scientific research/scientific institutionshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve the efficiency of U.S. foreign assistance in order to better reduce global poverty; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
-134,315.002010-06-17Global health/Health policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to extend support for the Policy Research Network and to inform donor decision-making in global health; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
25,000.002009-04-13Sectors not specifiedhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- for general operating support. Center for Global Development's Embassy Progressive Dinner. Investment start date: 4/14/2009 to end date: 5/13/2009. Grantee name: Center for Global Development; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: United states of america (the).
10,000,000.002006-11-30Global health/Health policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to amplify the impact of policy research and outreach on key public policy debates affecting health, education, governance and economic outcomes in the developing world; Aid type: Core support to NGOs, other private bodies, PPPs and research institutes. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.