Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation donations made to China International Center for Economic and Technical Exchanges

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 March 2022. 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://cicete.mofcom.gov.cn/en/

Full donee page for donee China International Center for Economic and Technical Exchanges

Donor–donee relationship

Item Value

Donor–donee donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 10 500,000 599,770 -11,617 -11,617 11,617 375,000 497,700 500,000 600,000 900,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,125,000
Global development 2 -11,617 243,042 -11,617 -11,617 -11,617 -11,617 -11,617 -11,617 497,700 497,700 497,700 497,700 497,700
Multisector aid 3 600,000 503,872 11,617 11,617 11,617 11,617 600,000 600,000 600,000 900,000 900,000 900,000 900,000
Agriculture 4 500,000 750,000 375,000 375,000 375,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,125,000 1,125,000 1,125,000
Global health 1 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000

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 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
Agriculture (filter this donor) 4 3,000,000.00 500,000.00 1,500,000.00 1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00
Multisector aid (filter this donor) 3 1,511,617.00 11,617.00 0.00 900,000.00 600,000.00 0.00
Global health (filter this donor) 1 1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00
Global development (filter this donor) 2 486,083.00 -11,617.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 497,700.00
Total 10 5,997,700.00 500,000.00 1,500,000.00 2,900,000.00 600,000.00 497,700.00

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 (10 donations)

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 10)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
11,617.0092018-09-28Multisector aidhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to enhance China’s role as a development partner to Asia and Africa and further encourage global knowledge sharing to inform development aid policies and strategies, leading towards more effective development assistance and eventually benefiting the susta; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Asia|Africa.
-11,617.00102018-09-28Global development/Promotion of development awareness (non-sector allocable)https://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to strengthen China’s role as a development partner to Africa through strategic aid and investments; Aid type: Development awareness. Affected countries: China.
500,000.0062018-09-12Agriculture/agricultural developmenthttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to increase household income of smallholder farmers in Mozambique, improve local nutritional status, promoting high-yield seeds, training to farmers on practical planting and breeding technologies, strengthening their access to markets and achieve mutual ; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Mozambique.
375,000.0082017-10-31Agriculture/agricultural policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support China-aided Zambia Agricultural Technology Demonstration Center to carry on works of technology demonstration and promotion for small-holder famers in Zambia, and realize the commercial operations and a sustainable development of the Center; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Zambia.
1,125,000.0012017-10-31Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support China-aided Zambia Agricultural Technology Demonstration Center to carry on works of technology demonstration and promotion for small-holder famers in Zambia, and realize the commercial operations and a sustainable development of the Center; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Zambia.
1,000,000.0022016-11-04Agriculture/agricultural developmenthttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to increase household income of smallholder farmers in Mozambique, improve local nutritional status, promoting high-yield seeds, training to farmers on practical planting and breeding technologies, strengthening their access to markets and achieve mutual ; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Mozambique.
1,000,000.0022016-11-04Global health/Health policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support African countries to improve public health capacity. Improving Public Health Capacity in African Countries. Investment start date: 11/4/2016 to end date: 12/31/2019. Grantee name: China International Center for Economic and Technical Exchanges; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Africa.
900,000.0042016-11-04Multisector aidhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to enhance China’s role as a development partner to Asia and Africa and further encourage global knowledge sharing to inform development aid policies and strategies, leading towards more effective development assistance and eventually benefiting the susta; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Asia|Africa.
600,000.0052015-11-17Multisector aidhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to promote Global Sustainable Development Goals, Global Economic Growth and Employment through Advocacy on G20 Development and Economic and Trade Cooperation; Aid type: Other technical assistance. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
497,700.0072014-09-01Global development/Promotion of development awareness (non-sector allocable)https://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to strengthen China’s role as a development partner to Africa through strategic aid and investments; Aid type: Development awareness. Affected countries: China.