Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation donations made to International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics

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 ICRISAT
Websitehttp://www.icrisat.org/
Twitter username@ICRISAT
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Crops_Research_Institute_for_the_Semi-Arid_Tropics

Full donee page for donee International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics

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 20 1,166,200 6,011,521 -124,768 -62,346 30,000 56,558 690,000 1,166,200 2,333,800 5,997,600 12,002,400 20,480,000 24,969,936
Agriculture 20 1,166,200 6,011,521 -124,768 -62,346 30,000 56,558 690,000 1,166,200 2,333,800 5,997,600 12,002,400 20,480,000 24,969,936

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 2015 2014 2013 2011 2009 2008 2007
Agriculture (filter this donor) 20 120,230,410.00 -187,114.00 44,017,512.00 4,190,000.00 1,000,000.00 22,500,000.00 27,950,000.00 280,012.00 20,480,000.00
Total 20 120,230,410.00 -187,114.00 44,017,512.00 4,190,000.00 1,000,000.00 22,500,000.00 27,950,000.00 280,012.00 20,480,000.00

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 (20 donations)

Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 20)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
-124,767.62202016-07-27Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to boost the incomes of small-holder farmers in moisture-deficient areas of Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia by increasing their yields of sorghum, pearl millet, and finger millet; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Niger (the)|Burkina faso|Eritrea|Ethiopia|India|Mali|Nigeria|Sudan (the)|Tanzania, united republic of|Uganda|Kenya.
-62,346.38192016-07-27Agriculture/agricultural serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to boost the incomes of small-holder farmers in moisture-deficient areas of Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia by increasing their yields of sorghum, pearl millet, and finger millet; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Niger (the)|Burkina faso|Eritrea|Ethiopia|India|Mali|Nigeria|Sudan (the)|Tanzania, united republic of|Uganda|Kenya.
56,558.00152016-07-11Agriculture/Plant and post-harvest protection and pest controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to bolster the productivity of groundnut, chickpea, cowpea and common bean small holder farmers in seven sub-Saharan Africa countries (Nigeria, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Ghana, Mali, Burkina Faso) by supporting development of resilient, market-preferred, and pe; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara|South & Central Asia.
-56,558.00182016-07-11Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop improved legume varieties in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. TL II P 2: Tropical Legumes II Phase 2. Investment start date: 9/2/2011 to end date: 2/28/2015. Grantee name: International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara; affected countries: India|Tanzania, united republic of|Bangladesh|Burkina faso|Ethiopia|Kenya|Mali|Malawi|Mozambique|Niger (the)|Senegal|Uganda|Zimbabwe|Nigeria.
15,000,000.0042015-11-12Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to bolster the productivity of sorghum, pearl and finger millet small holder farmers in six sub-Saharan Africa countries (Mali, Burkina Faso, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda and Ethiopia) by supporting development of new varieties and their delivery within a ‘h; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara; affected countries: Niger (the)|Burkina faso|Ethiopia|India|Mali|Nigeria|Tanzania, united republic of|Uganda|Kenya.
3,997,576.0082015-11-12Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to establish a low-cost and fast-turnaround genotyping facilities to CGIAR and partners for enhancing genetic gains in breeding programs serving smallholder farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, providing these programs with genotyping services at; Aid type: Other technical assistance. Affected countries: Uganda|Bangladesh|Burkina faso|Ethiopia|Ghana|India|Kenya|Mexico|Tanzania, united republic of|Mali|Philippines (the)|Nigeria.
24,969,936.0012015-04-23Agriculture/Plant and post-harvest protection and pest controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to bolster the productivity of groundnut, chickpea, cowpea and common bean small holder farmers in seven sub-Saharan Africa countries (Nigeria, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Ghana, Mali, Burkina Faso) by supporting development of resilient, market-preferred, and pe; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara|South & Central Asia.
50,000.00162015-01-16Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support a conference to help breeding programs develop practical plans for making high density and high throughput genotyping available to breeders serving smallholder farmers in Africa and South Asia; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
690,000.00132014-06-23Agriculture/agricultural developmenthttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support genomic resource development, software tools and piloting of modern breeding approaches to adopt modern breeding technologies for our focus legume crops; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara|Asia; affected countries: Colombia|Brazil|United states of america (the).
2,333,800.0092014-02-04Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to boost the incomes of small-holder farmers in moisture-deficient areas of Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia by increasing their yields of sorghum, pearl millet, and finger millet; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Niger (the)|Burkina faso|Eritrea|Ethiopia|India|Mali|Nigeria|Sudan (the)|Tanzania, united republic of|Uganda|Kenya.
1,166,200.00112014-02-04Agriculture/agricultural serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to boost the incomes of small-holder farmers in moisture-deficient areas of Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia by increasing their yields of sorghum, pearl millet, and finger millet; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Niger (the)|Burkina faso|Eritrea|Ethiopia|India|Mali|Nigeria|Sudan (the)|Tanzania, united republic of|Uganda|Kenya.
1,000,000.00122013-04-09Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to generate a reference genome sequence for pearl millet, which will contribute to the improved rate of genetic gain though development of improved varieties and hybrids in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara|Asia.
21,000,000.0022011-09-02Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop improved legume varieties in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. TL II P 2: Tropical Legumes II Phase 2. Investment start date: 9/2/2011 to end date: 2/28/2015. Grantee name: International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara; affected countries: India|Tanzania, united republic of|Bangladesh|Burkina faso|Ethiopia|Kenya|Mali|Malawi|Mozambique|Niger (the)|Senegal|Uganda|Zimbabwe|Nigeria.
1,500,000.00102011-05-03Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to increase the production of tropical grain legume in sub-Saharan African and South Asia; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Ethiopia|India|Mali|Mozambique|Niger (the)|Tanzania, united republic of|Kenya|Nigeria|Malawi.
12,002,400.0052009-07-15Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to boost the incomes of small-holder farmers in moisture-deficient areas of Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia by increasing their yields of sorghum, pearl millet, and finger millet; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Niger (the)|Burkina faso|Eritrea|Ethiopia|India|Mali|Nigeria|Sudan (the)|Tanzania, united republic of|Uganda|Kenya.
5,997,600.0072009-07-15Agriculture/agricultural serviceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to boost the incomes of small-holder farmers in moisture-deficient areas of Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia by increasing their yields of sorghum, pearl millet, and finger millet; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Niger (the)|Burkina faso|Eritrea|Ethiopia|India|Mali|Nigeria|Sudan (the)|Tanzania, united republic of|Uganda|Kenya.
9,950,000.0062009-03-16Agriculture/agricultural policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to increase the availability of longitudinal district-, household-, individual-, and field-level data; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South & Central Asia.
30,000.00172008-07-25Agriculture/agricultural water resourceshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support a conference on agricultural water management in Africa. To support a conference on agricultural water management in Africa. Investment start date: 8/1/2008 to end date: 11/30/2008. Grantee name: International Crops Research Institute for the S; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
250,012.00142008-05-05Agriculture/agricultural policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support a scoping project of village level studies. Village Level Studies for Evidence-based Decision Making. Investment start date: 5/1/2008 to end date: 4/30/2009. Grantee name: International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Pakistan|Bangladesh|Bhutan|India|Sri lanka|Nepal.
20,480,000.0032007-08-17Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to increase the production of tropical grain legume in sub-Saharan African and South Asia; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Ethiopia|India|Mali|Mozambique|Niger (the)|Tanzania, united republic of|Kenya|Nigeria|Malawi.