Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation donations made to International Center for Tropical Agriculture

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 ciat.ecoefficient
Websitehttps://ciat.cgiar.org/
Twitter usernameciat_
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Center_for_Tropical_Agriculture
Instagram usernameciat_cgiar

Full donee page for donee International Center for Tropical Agriculture

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 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2008 2007
Agriculture (filter this donor) 19 28,625,405.00 -96,680.00 -160,000.00 5,014,545.00 509,657.00 755,142.00 725,048.00 1,530,571.00 20,066,067.00 281,055.00
Total 19 28,625,405.00 -96,680.00 -160,000.00 5,014,545.00 509,657.00 755,142.00 725,048.00 1,530,571.00 20,066,067.00 281,055.00

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 (19 donations)

Amount (current USD)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
-96,680.002018-04-02Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- To improve the income and food security of cassava farmers and of other stakeholders by developing doubled haploid technology for the production of inbred lines that will be used by cassava breeders to increase rates of genetic gain for traits of importan; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
-160,000.002017-05-16Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- To improve the income and food security of cassava farmers and of other stakeholders by developing doubled haploid technology for the production of inbred lines that will be used by cassava breeders to increase rates of genetic gain for traits of importan; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
-78,787.002014-11-17Agriculture/agricultural land resourceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide accurate, up-to-date information about soil resources, and their management to support sound decision and policymaking; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified; affected countries: Equatorial guinea|Guinea|Ghana|Ethiopia|Cameroon|Congo (the)|Burkina faso|Kenya|Uganda|Angola|Liberia|Madagascar|Mali|Mauritania|Malawi|Mozambique|Namibia|Tanzania, united republic of|South africa|Zambia|Nigeria.
1,894,787.002014-10-01Agriculture/agricultural developmenthttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to strengthen the Global Cassava Partnership (GCP), an international network of institutions and individuals interested in improving the productivity of cassava across the value chain from research through development to processing, and to fund the partic; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
3,098,545.002014-05-13Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- To improve the income and food security of cassava farmers and of other stakeholders by developing doubled haploid technology for the production of inbred lines that will be used by cassava breeders to increase rates of genetic gain for traits of importan; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
100,000.002014-04-15Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support agricultural development projects by involving all stakeholders including local farmers using a feedback approach built around cycles of five questions with an integrated web platform to enable general discussions.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
10,000.002013-04-29Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide funding for a conference to bring together key leaders in the cassava field to coordinate a road map for dealing with cassava viruses in Africa; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
499,657.002013-04-15Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support efforts to accelerate breeding of cassava for greater productivity, disease resistance and other traits that will benefit smallholder farmers in the developing world; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
455,142.002012-12-19Agriculture/agricultural land resourceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide accurate, up-to-date information about soil resources, and their management to support sound decision and policymaking; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified; affected countries: Equatorial guinea|Guinea|Ghana|Ethiopia|Cameroon|Congo (the)|Burkina faso|Kenya|Uganda|Angola|Liberia|Madagascar|Mali|Mauritania|Malawi|Mozambique|Namibia|Tanzania, united republic of|South africa|Zambia|Nigeria.
50,000.002012-10-23Agriculture/agricultural inputshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to research whether fungi that kill insect pests can become endophytic in crop seeds, allowing the fungi to live in resulting plants without harming them.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
50,000.002012-10-23Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to research whether fungi that kill insect pests can become endophytic in crop seeds, allowing the fungi to live in resulting plants without harming them.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
100,000.002012-10-07Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to modify the autophagy pathway that plants use to sequester and degrade damaged proteins, to instead target and destroy proteins of pathogenic viruses.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
100,000.002012-04-10Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop protocols to produce synthetic seeds for propagation of disease-free true-type cassava plants.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
725,048.002011-06-20Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- for general operating support. General operating support. Investment start date: 6/20/2011 to end date: 3/31/2014. Grantee name: International Center for Tropical Agriculture; Aid type: Core support to NGOs, other private bodies, PPPs and research institutes. Affected regions: Africa.
140,000.002010-03-17Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support a workshop reforming the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research’s Participatory Research and Gender Analysis Program, supporings gender-sensitive participatory research on agricultural issues focused on farmer needs; Aid type: Other technical assistance. Affected regions: South of Sahara|South America|Far East Asia.
1,390,571.002010-03-15Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support efforts to accelerate breeding of cassava for greater productivity, disease resistance and other traits that will benefit smallholder farmers in the developing world; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
4,825,343.002008-11-20Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to evaluate and scale up new chemical and biological commercial products for improving and sustaining crop yields; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
15,240,724.002008-11-12Agriculture/agricultural land resourceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide accurate, up-to-date information about soil resources, and their management to support sound decision and policymaking; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified; affected countries: Equatorial guinea|Guinea|Ghana|Ethiopia|Cameroon|Congo (the)|Burkina faso|Kenya|Uganda|Angola|Liberia|Madagascar|Mali|Mauritania|Malawi|Mozambique|Namibia|Tanzania, united republic of|South africa|Zambia|Nigeria.
281,055.002007-11-26Agriculture/agricultural extensionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve understanding and increase application of Integrated Soil Fertility Management in Africa through the development, publication and distribution of standard reference book; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Africa.