Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation donations made to Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

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

We do not have any donee information for the donee Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH in our system.

Full donee page for donee Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

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 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008
Agriculture (filter this donor) 6 52,921,180.00 1,499,681.00 240,000.00 0.00 90,000.00 17,200,396.00 8,516,263.00 0.00 0.00 25,374,840.00 0.00
Financial policy and administrative management (filter this donor) 3 37,206,408.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 -2,762,608.00 0.00 4,973,464.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 34,995,552.00
Urban development and management (filter this donor) 6 10,192,336.83 0.00 0.00 2,078,441.83 259,652.00 0.00 0.00 2,858,071.00 4,996,172.00 0.00 0.00
Global health (filter this donor) 2 10,054,544.00 10,054,544.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Sanitation (filter this donor) 4 8,811,633.00 2,500,000.00 0.00 0.00 1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 5,311,633.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Family planning (filter this donor) 1 3,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 3,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Nutrition (filter this donor) 2 2,040,522.00 540,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,500,522.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Public policy (filter this donor) 1 1,499,943.00 1,499,943.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 25 125,726,566.83 16,094,168.00 240,000.00 2,078,441.83 -1,412,956.00 20,200,396.00 14,990,249.00 8,169,704.00 4,996,172.00 25,374,840.00 34,995,552.00

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
540,000.002017-11-27Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to promote increased availability and consumption of nutritious food products for women in Ghana through the implementation and testing of the Obaasima quality seal; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Ghana.
1,499,681.002017-11-24Agriculture/agricultural land resourceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to strengthen the Ethiopian government’s soil health program in support of smallholder agriculture through strategic investment planning using geo-referenced soil data and evidence; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Ethiopia.
2,500,000.002017-11-24Sanitation/basic sanitationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to help improve access to, and use of, appropriate sanitation solutions and safe fecal sludge management across the sanitation value chain with a particular focus on vulnerable populations, including refugees and internally displaced people; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara|Middle East|Developing countries, unspecified; affected countries: Rwanda|Jordan|Tanzania, united republic of|Uganda|Zambia.
1,499,943.002017-11-22Public policy/Tax policy and administration supporthttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to establish a fund that finances innovative projects of tax administrations and ministries of finance in Africa that increase the functionality and effectiveness of the Domestic Revenue Mobilization system; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Africa.
5,454,544.002017-11-21Global health/Health policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- To improve access of the population of Malawi to high quality maternal, newborn and child health services through linking high quality health information with quality improvement measures of those services; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Malawi.
4,600,000.002017-04-28Global health/Health policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support strengthening of design and implementation of government sponsored health insurance schemes; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
240,000.002016-05-30Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve the livelihoods of smallholder rice farmers and their family members in Nigeria, Ghana, Burkina Faso, and Tanzania; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Tanzania, united republic of|Nigeria|Ghana|Burkina faso.
2,327,345.002015-11-11Urban development and managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to continue development of an easy-to-understand advocacy, decision and monitoring tool to help shift the focus of attention, money and activities towards more effective urban sanitation investments for the benefit of the urban poor; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
-35,908.002015-05-28Urban development and managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve the capacity of the project cities to provide effective basic services to their citizens and to maximize benefits from public service delivery for the urban poor in the project cities; Aid type: Other technical assistance. Affected countries: Ethiopia.
-212,995.172015-03-30Urban development and managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve the capacity of the project cities to provide effective basic services to their citizens and to maximize benefits from public service delivery for the urban poor in the project cities; Aid type: Other technical assistance. Affected countries: Ethiopia.
-2,762,608.002014-11-25Financial policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to create a global financial policy network that will increase access to financial services for people in the developing world; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified; affected countries: Uganda|South africa|Tanzania, united republic of|Russian federation (the)|Philippines (the)|Panama|Namibia|Mexico|Mongolia|Kenya|Indonesia|Guatemala|Egypt|Malawi.
1,000,000.002014-11-06Sanitation/basic sanitationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop an easy-to-understand advocacy, decision and monitoring tool which has the potential to shift the focus of attention, money and activities towards better fecal sludge management, thereby improving the situation of all urban poor residents; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Africa|South America; affected countries: India.
90,000.002014-10-17Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve the livelihoods of smallholder rice farmers and their family members in Nigeria, Ghana, Burkina Faso, and Tanzania; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Tanzania, united republic of|Nigeria|Ghana|Burkina faso.
259,652.002014-08-08Urban development and managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve the capacity of the project cities to provide effective basic services to their citizens and to maximize benefits from public service delivery for the urban poor in the project cities; Aid type: Other technical assistance. Affected countries: Ethiopia.
3,000,000.002013-11-07Family planninghttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to contribute to the implementation of the Project for Introduction and Evaluation of Sayana® Press (the Project) in Burkina Faso; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara; affected countries: Burkina faso.
17,200,396.002013-10-08Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve the livelihoods of smallholder rice farmers and their family members in Nigeria, Ghana, Burkina Faso, and Tanzania; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Tanzania, united republic of|Nigeria|Ghana|Burkina faso.
1,500,522.002012-11-08Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to strengthen demand and supply of affordable, nutritious foods for women. Affordable Nutritious Foods for Women (ANF4W). Investment start date: 11/8/2012 to end date: 12/31/2015. Grantee name: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ); Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
8,516,263.002012-11-07Agriculture/agricultural serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to increase the competitiveness of African cashew production and achieve sustainable poverty reduction in its project countries; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Ghana|Burkina faso|Côte d'ivoire|Mozambique|Benin.
4,973,464.002012-09-20Financial policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to create a global financial policy network that will increase access to financial services for people in the developing world; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified; affected countries: Uganda|South africa|Tanzania, united republic of|Russian federation (the)|Philippines (the)|Panama|Namibia|Mexico|Mongolia|Kenya|Indonesia|Guatemala|Egypt|Malawi.
2,858,071.002011-11-21Urban development and managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve the capacity of the project cities to provide effective basic services to their citizens and to maximize benefits from public service delivery for the urban poor in the project cities; Aid type: Other technical assistance. Affected countries: Ethiopia.
2,442,389.002011-11-09Sanitation/basic sanitationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to tackle the taboos related to sanitation and hygiene and raise the profile of sanitation and hygiene in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified; affected countries: Ethiopia|India|Kenya|Uganda|Lesotho.
2,869,244.002011-05-30Sanitation/basic sanitationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support technical cooperation to improve living conditions, and improve the health of the urban poor in particular, in low-income urban areas in Kenya by offering access to sustainable water and sanitation services; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Kenya.
4,996,172.002010-08-10Urban development and managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support the development of a solid waste management system that promotes waste as a resource and integrates the urban poor in the management of municipal waste services; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Egypt.
25,374,840.002009-02-10Agriculture/agricultural serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- To develop the supply chains of African cashews to improve the incomes of smallholder farmers. http://aci.africancashewalliance.com/; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Ghana|Mozambique|Burkina faso|Côte d'ivoire|Benin.
34,995,552.002008-09-15Financial policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to create a global financial policy network that will increase access to financial services for people in the developing world; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified; affected countries: Uganda|South africa|Tanzania, united republic of|Russian federation (the)|Philippines (the)|Panama|Namibia|Mexico|Mongolia|Kenya|Indonesia|Guatemala|Egypt|Malawi.