Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation donations made to Innovations for Poverty Action

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 InnovationsforPovertyAction
Websitehttp://www.poverty-action.org/
Twitter usernamepoverty_action
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Innovations_for_Poverty_Action

Full donee page for donee Innovations for Poverty Action

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
Financial policy and administrative management (filter this donor) 8 13,664,014.00 1,158,000.00 701,035.00 8,806,017.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,000,000.00 998,962.00
Sanitation (filter this donor) 15 6,749,728.35 272,981.00 201,273.58 95,488.00 1,896,686.80 555,711.09 1,019,754.88 1,089,786.00 1,618,047.00 0.00 0.00
Global health (filter this donor) 7 6,192,556.26 0.00 5,052.06 0.00 34,740.20 39,825.90 3,613,306.10 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,499,632.00
Water (filter this donor) 1 3,300,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 3,300,000.00 0.00 0.00
Multisector aid (filter this donor) 2 1,676,945.00 0.00 375,000.00 1,301,945.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Disaster prevention and preparedness (filter this donor) 1 816,556.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 816,556.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Waste management (filter this donor) 1 20,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 20,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Gender equality (filter this donor) 1 12,840.00 12,840.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 36 32,432,639.61 1,443,821.00 1,282,360.64 10,203,450.00 1,931,427.00 595,536.99 4,633,060.98 1,926,342.00 4,918,047.00 2,000,000.00 3,498,594.00

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 (36 donations)

Amount (current USD)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
-26,714.002017-11-30Sanitation/basic sanitationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to design and test ways to better organize markets for sanitation services in peri-urban communities in order to improve the pricing of sanitation services, improve access to sanitation services, and increase household welfare in peri-urban households not; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Burkina faso|Ghana.
12,840.002017-10-16Gender equality/Women’s equality organisations and institutionshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide short term support in the build out of the Financial Services for the Poor Strategy; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
-240,097.002017-08-10Financial policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to increase the evidence base on the impact of digital financial services, specifically on the welfare effects of enabling access to and usage of mobile financial services during negative shocks for the poor in different contexts; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Uganda|Tanzania, united republic of|Pakistan.
240,097.002017-08-09Financial policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to convert the financial health indicators into simple, cost-effective, accurate, and standardized set of metrics in a global context; Aid type: Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by international organisations (multilateral, INGO). Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,158,000.002017-06-09Financial policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide general operating support. General Operating Support. Investment start date: 6/9/2017 to end date: 6/30/2018. Grantee name: Innovations for Poverty Action; Aid type: Core support to NGOs, other private bodies, PPPs and research institutes. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
299,695.002017-03-10Sanitation/basic sanitationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- To verify the provision of plot-level sanitation services in high density, urban slums of Kenya; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Kenya.
45,468.582016-08-24Sanitation/basic sanitationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to generate evidence of the effectiveness and scalability of Community Health Clubs on health and behavioral outcomes; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Rwanda.
5,052.062016-08-24Global health/Health educationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to generate evidence of the effectiveness and scalability of Community Health Clubs on health and behavioral outcomes; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Rwanda.
375,000.002016-08-08Multisector aidhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to sustain the ongoing development and promotion of the poverty measurement tool and scale across a wide range of countries and international development organizations; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
155,805.002016-07-26Sanitation/basic sanitationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- To verify the provision of plot-level sanitation services in high density, urban slums of Kenya; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Kenya.
701,035.002016-06-22Financial policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to build the evidence base on the impact of financial products and services for the poor, specifically to conduct rigorous research on the welfare effects of enabling access to and usage of better financial products and the digitization of payments and to; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,301,945.002015-11-19Multisector aidhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide information technology capacity building support to a trusted research partner; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,420,148.002015-11-13Financial policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to increase the evidence base on the impact of digital financial services, specifically on the welfare effects of enabling access to and usage of mobile financial services during negative shocks for the poor in different contexts; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Uganda|Tanzania, united republic of|Pakistan.
95,488.002015-11-10Sanitation/basic sanitationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide clear actionable evidence for policymakers on how to increase the adoption of improved sanitary practices and technologies; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Bangladesh.
7,385,869.002015-06-04Financial policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to build the evidence base on the impact of financial products and services for the poor, specifically to conduct rigorous research on the welfare effects of enabling access to and usage of better financial products and the digitization of payments and to; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
268,128.912014-11-04Sanitation/basic sanitationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to generate evidence of the effectiveness and scalability of Community Health Clubs on health and behavioral outcomes; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Rwanda.
29,792.102014-11-04Global health/Health educationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to generate evidence of the effectiveness and scalability of Community Health Clubs on health and behavioral outcomes; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Rwanda.
1,145,422.002014-10-29Sanitation/basic sanitationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to design and test ways to better organize markets for sanitation services in peri-urban communities in order to improve the pricing of sanitation services, improve access to sanitation services, and increase household welfare in peri-urban households not; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Burkina faso|Ghana.
438,603.002014-08-21Sanitation/basic sanitationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support the creation of a large scale, sustainable sanitation value chain in Dakar, Senegal including mechanized fecal sludge management; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara; affected countries: Senegal.
44,532.902014-07-29Sanitation/basic sanitationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to generate evidence of the effectiveness and scalability of Community Health Clubs on health and behavioral outcomes; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Rwanda.
4,948.102014-07-29Global health/Health educationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to generate evidence of the effectiveness and scalability of Community Health Clubs on health and behavioral outcomes; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Rwanda.
358,433.092013-09-12Sanitation/basic sanitationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to understand hygiene and sanitation behavior of seasonal migrant workers in Bangladesh; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Bangladesh.
39,825.902013-09-12Global health/Health educationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to understand hygiene and sanitation behavior of seasonal migrant workers in Bangladesh; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Bangladesh.
197,278.002013-03-14Sanitation/basic sanitationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support the creation of a large scale, sustainable sanitation value chain in Dakar, Senegal including mechanized fecal sludge management; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara; affected countries: Senegal.
3,500,000.002012-11-12Global health/basic health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to generate evidence on the effects & cost-effectiveness of providing supply-side health service interventions aimed at improving service quality and demand-side financing aimed at improving access to services through an integrated delivery system; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified; affected countries: Ghana|Kenya.
1,019,754.882012-07-05Sanitation/basic sanitationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to generate evidence of the effectiveness and scalability of Community Health Clubs on health and behavioral outcomes; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Rwanda.
113,306.102012-07-05Global health/Health educationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to generate evidence of the effectiveness and scalability of Community Health Clubs on health and behavioral outcomes; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Rwanda.
1,009,786.002011-11-16Sanitation/basic sanitationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support the creation of a large scale, sustainable sanitation value chain in Dakar, Senegal including mechanized fecal sludge management; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara; affected countries: Senegal.
816,556.002011-10-31Disaster prevention and preparednesshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to reduce diarrheal disease incidence using point-of-source chlorine dispensers in populations affected by emergencies; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Haiti.
20,000.002011-04-08Waste management / disposalhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to design a children’s latrine training mat made from easy-to-clean plastic that fits over an existing latrine hole in an effort to promote good sanitation practices and foster a life-long habit of latrine use; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
80,000.002011-04-08Sanitation/basic sanitationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to design a children’s latrine training mat made from easy-to-clean plastic that fits over an existing latrine hole in an effort to promote good sanitation practices and foster a life-long habit of latrine use; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,618,047.002010-10-29Sanitation/basic sanitationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide clear actionable evidence for policymakers on how to increase the adoption of improved sanitary practices and technologies; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Bangladesh.
3,300,000.002010-06-17Water/basic drinking water supplyhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to pilot different business models and partnerships in developing countries in order to scale up the use of chlorine dispensers which provide longer protection for safe water; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified; affected countries: Kenya.
2,000,000.002009-10-21Financial policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to test the impact of savings accounts on business development and household welfare; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Chile|Colombia|Malawi|Philippines (the)|Uganda.
2,499,632.002008-10-15Global health/Health policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide guidance on improving health care delivery in India and Indonesia by systematically assessing the availability and quality of care (in public, for-profit, and nonprofit providers) and by identifying and testing promising interventions; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India|Indonesia.
998,962.002008-07-23Financial policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to measure client sensitivity to changes in interest rates on microloans. Interest Rate Sensitivity on Microloans. Investment start date: 7/1/2008 to end date: 12/31/2012. Grantee name: Innovations for Poverty Action; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Mexico|Philippines (the)|Ghana|Peru.