Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation donations made to Institute of Development Studies

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
Facebook page Institute-of-Development-Studies-Jaipur-880762885301420
Websitehttp://www.idsj.in/
Twitter usernameIDSJPR
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Institute_of_Development_Studies

Full donee page for donee Institute of Development Studies

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 6 497,912 1,066,669 145,032 145,032 353,676 353,676 497,912 497,912 799,423 1,927,059 1,927,059 2,676,910 2,676,910
Agriculture 2 145,032 1,410,971 145,032 145,032 145,032 145,032 145,032 145,032 2,676,910 2,676,910 2,676,910 2,676,910 2,676,910
Sanitation 3 497,912 550,337 353,676 353,676 353,676 353,676 497,912 497,912 497,912 799,423 799,423 799,423 799,423
Public policy 1 1,927,059 1,927,059 1,927,059 1,927,059 1,927,059 1,927,059 1,927,059 1,927,059 1,927,059 1,927,059 1,927,059 1,927,059 1,927,059

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 2016 2012 2011 2009 2008 2007
Agriculture (filter this donor) 2 2,821,942.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,676,910.00 145,032.00
Public policy (filter this donor) 1 1,927,059.00 1,927,059.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Sanitation (filter this donor) 3 1,651,011.00 0.00 799,423.00 497,912.00 353,676.00 0.00 0.00
Total 6 6,400,012.00 1,927,059.00 799,423.00 497,912.00 353,676.00 2,676,910.00 145,032.00

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 (6 donations)

Graph of all donations, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 6)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
1,927,059.0022016-10-24Public policy/Tax policy and administration supporthttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to increase the generation, availability and use of the evidence base for pro-poor approaches to taxation in sub-Saharan Africa, and ensure policymakers and tax experts have the capacity to analyze and debate how governments raise revenue; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Africa.
799,423.0032012-02-13Sanitation/basic sanitationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to accelerate the adoption sustainability of Community-led Total Sanitation by enabling communities to take action to end open defecation and adopt hygienic behaviors, leading to improved dignity, health, and well-being of the impoverished; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
497,912.0042011-01-31Sanitation/basic sanitationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to accelerate the spread of Community-led Total Sanitation in order to help end open defecation and improve the health and wellbeing of those who live in poverty.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
353,676.0052009-11-20Sanitation/basic sanitationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support a global knowledge hub for Community-Led Total Sanitation, including networking and dissemination, workshops, and a website; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara|Developing countries, unspecified|South America|Africa|Asia.
2,676,910.0012008-11-12Agriculture/agricultural policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support smallholder farmers in Africa and South Asia through impact planning and learning; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified; affected countries: India|Ghana|Ethiopia|Bangladesh|Jordan|Uganda|Kenya|Cambodia|Malawi|Nepal|Philippines (the)|Viet nam|Zimbabwe|Tanzania, united republic of.
145,032.0062007-11-21Agriculture/agricultural policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support the Farmer First Revisited conference. Farmer First Revisited: Building an Innovation Alliance. Investment start date: 11/15/2007 to end date: 12/31/2008. Grantee name: Institute of Development Studies; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.