Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation donations made to Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

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

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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

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Country

Full donee page for donee Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

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 2007
Agriculture (filter this donor) 23 66,259,595.62 -341.29 10,627,150.41 354,961.00 12,745,473.00 1,574,324.52 20,609,622.98 8,476,720.00 1,211,022.00 5,053,663.00 5,607,000.00
Animal agriculture (filter this donor) 2 2,500,941.00 0.00 1,002,787.00 0.00 1,498,154.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Nutrition (filter this donor) 2 114,635.84 -341.16 0.00 0.00 0.00 114,977.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 27 68,875,172.46 -682.45 11,629,937.41 354,961.00 14,243,627.00 1,689,301.52 20,609,622.98 8,476,720.00 1,211,022.00 5,053,663.00 5,607,000.00

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 (27 donations)

Amount (current USD)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
-341.292017-01-04Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- for policy-oriented technical studies in order to define more effective policy and institutional actions for improving diets and raising levels of nutrition; Aid type: Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by implementing partners. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
-341.162017-01-04Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- for policy-oriented technical studies in order to define more effective policy and institutional actions for improving diets and raising levels of nutrition; Aid type: Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by implementing partners. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
10,543,640.002016-11-22Agriculture/agricultural policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve private and policy decisions on agriculture and food security by local, national and global actors, as a result of more timely, relevant and available information on development finance, agriculture inputs, processes and outputs; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
-167,643.592016-08-10Agriculture/agricultural policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve agricultural statistics in sub-Saharan Africa by supporting piloting opportunities that leverage satellite imagery and GIS tools; Aid type: Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by implementing partners. Affected countries: Ethiopia.
1,002,787.002016-06-02Animal agriculture/Livestockhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to landscape constraints and opportunities in small ruminant livestock value chains in Burkina Faso and Ethiopia; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified; affected countries: Burkina faso|Ethiopia.
26,239.002016-04-21Agriculture/agricultural policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to strengthen national policy enabling environments for agricultural development by identifying, assessing and supporting the approval and implementation of at least fifteen reforms to inputs, trade, markets and investment policies, across at least twelve; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
-26,239.002016-04-21Agriculture/agricultural policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to monitor African food and agricultural policies. Assessing Market Policies and Investment Flows, Monitoring African Food and Agricultural Policies (MAFAP). Investment start date: 11/3/2009 to end date: 5/30/2014. Grantee name: Food and Agriculture Organ; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Africa|Developing countries, unspecified; affected countries: Burkina faso|Kenya|Mali|Tanzania, united republic of|Uganda.
251,154.002016-04-06Agriculture/agricultural developmenthttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to fund the work of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) as it explores the modalities of its engagement with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), ensuring that the inclusive, multi-stakeholder and integrated approach prevailing during the desi; Aid type: Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by implementing partners. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
-5,039.002015-09-23Agriculture/agricultural policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support the improvement of national agricultural statistics in nine countries in Africa and Asia; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South & Central Asia|South of Sahara.
360,000.002015-09-03Agriculture/agricultural policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to construct a statistical framework and apply an info technology solution for countries and regions; and to consolidate food and agriculture statistics into an integrated solution to support policy decisions and their monitoring; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
745,473.002014-06-03Agriculture/agricultural policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to enhance the governance of food security and nutrition by supporting the activities of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) to enable it to realize its vision and roles; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,498,154.002014-05-15Animal agriculture/Livestock/veterinary serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve our understanding of the role of livestock in the smallholder farming sector and experiment with and identify effective approaches to provide policy assistance in the livestock sector; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara|Developing countries, unspecified; affected countries: Tanzania, united republic of|Uganda|Nigeria.
12,000,000.002014-05-14Agriculture/agricultural policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to strengthen national policy enabling environments for agricultural development by identifying, assessing and supporting the approval and implementation of at least fifteen reforms to inputs, trade, markets and investment policies, across at least twelve; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
115,023.002013-10-23Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- for policy-oriented technical studies in order to define more effective policy and institutional actions for improving diets and raising levels of nutrition; Aid type: Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by implementing partners. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
114,977.002013-10-23Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- for policy-oriented technical studies in order to define more effective policy and institutional actions for improving diets and raising levels of nutrition; Aid type: Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by implementing partners. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
-40,698.482013-09-30Agriculture/agricultural policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support the 5th International Conference on Agricultural Statistics. Conference and Round Table: Global strategies to support the implementation plan for improving African agricultural statistics. Investment start date: 6/7/2010 to end date: 12/31/2012; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
1,500,000.002013-06-04Agriculture/agricultural policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to monitor African food and agricultural policies. Assessing Market Policies and Investment Flows, Monitoring African Food and Agricultural Policies (MAFAP). Investment start date: 11/3/2009 to end date: 5/30/2014. Grantee name: Food and Agriculture Organ; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Africa|Developing countries, unspecified; affected countries: Burkina faso|Kenya|Mali|Tanzania, united republic of|Uganda.
15,114,881.002012-11-09Agriculture/agricultural policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve the capacity of African countries to make evidence-based agricultural policies & decisions that improve livelihoods of the rural poor & increase national food security, through relevant, cost-effective & timely agricultural statistics; Aid type: Other technical assistance. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified|Africa.
5,637,513.002012-08-10Agriculture/agricultural policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support the globally accessible and transparent MIS platform, and build the capacity of Bangladesh, India, Nigeria and other countries to produce, disseminate and analyze quality agriculture market statistics using digital technologies; Aid type: Other technical assistance. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified; affected countries: Bangladesh|India|Nigeria.
-142,771.022012-06-04Agriculture/agricultural policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to construct a statistical framework and apply an information technology solution for countries and regions, to consolidate food and agricultural statistics into an integrated solution to support policy decisions and their monitoring; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Cameroon|Côte d'ivoire|Benin|Burkina faso|Angola|Ethiopia|Senegal|Ghana|Kenya|Mali|Malawi|Mozambique|Rwanda|Tanzania, united republic of|Uganda|Zambia|Nigeria.
910,121.002011-11-17Agriculture/agricultural policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support the improvement of national agricultural statistics in nine countries in Africa and Asia; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South & Central Asia|South of Sahara.
997,295.002011-10-10Agriculture/agricultural policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve agricultural statistics in sub-Saharan Africa by supporting piloting opportunities that leverage satellite imagery and GIS tools; Aid type: Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by implementing partners. Affected countries: Ethiopia.
6,569,304.002011-05-31Agriculture/agricultural policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to construct a statistical framework and apply an info technology solution for countries and regions; and to consolidate food and agriculture statistics into an integrated solution to support policy decisions and their monitoring; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
860,737.002010-07-16Agriculture/agricultural policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to construct a statistical framework and apply an information technology solution for countries and regions, to consolidate food and agricultural statistics into an integrated solution to support policy decisions and their monitoring; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Cameroon|Côte d'ivoire|Benin|Burkina faso|Angola|Ethiopia|Senegal|Ghana|Kenya|Mali|Malawi|Mozambique|Rwanda|Tanzania, united republic of|Uganda|Zambia|Nigeria.
350,285.002010-06-07Agriculture/agricultural policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support the 5th International Conference on Agricultural Statistics. Conference and Round Table: Global strategies to support the implementation plan for improving African agricultural statistics. Investment start date: 6/7/2010 to end date: 12/31/2012; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
5,053,663.002009-11-03Agriculture/agricultural policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to monitor African food and agricultural policies. Assessing Market Policies and Investment Flows, Monitoring African Food and Agricultural Policies (MAFAP). Investment start date: 11/3/2009 to end date: 5/30/2014. Grantee name: Food and Agriculture Organ; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Africa|Developing countries, unspecified; affected countries: Burkina faso|Kenya|Mali|Tanzania, united republic of|Uganda.
5,607,000.002007-11-21Agriculture/agricultural policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to construct a statistical framework and apply an information technology solution for countries and regions, to consolidate food and agricultural statistics into an integrated solution to support policy decisions and their monitoring; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Cameroon|Côte d'ivoire|Benin|Burkina faso|Angola|Ethiopia|Senegal|Ghana|Kenya|Mali|Malawi|Mozambique|Rwanda|Tanzania, united republic of|Uganda|Zambia|Nigeria.