Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation donations made to International Finance Corporation

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 IFCwbg
Websitehttp://www.ifc.org/french
Twitter usernameIFC_org
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Finance_Corporation
Instagram usernameifc_org
Medium username@IFC_org

Full donee page for donee International Finance Corporation

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
Global health (filter this donor) 7 12,013,464.36 -2,079.83 -890,070.81 0.00 0.00 2,000,000.00 0.00 2,574,618.00 330,997.00 8,000,000.00
Agriculture (filter this donor) 2 10,919,014.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 10,919,014.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Financing (filter this donor) 2 9,983,735.56 0.00 387,993.56 9,595,742.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Financial policy and administrative management (filter this donor) 2 3,235,978.00 0.00 0.00 1,002,619.00 0.00 2,233,359.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Gender equality (filter this donor) 1 1,299,098.00 0.00 0.00 1,299,098.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Sanitation (filter this donor) 2 614,708.07 0.00 0.00 -25,006.93 0.00 0.00 639,715.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 16 38,065,997.99 -2,079.83 -502,077.25 11,872,452.07 10,919,014.00 4,233,359.00 639,715.00 2,574,618.00 330,997.00 8,000,000.00

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 (16 donations)

Amount (current USD)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
-2,079.832017-10-17Global health/Health policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide technical assistance to governments on the best way to interact with the private sector; Aid type: Other technical assistance. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
-890,070.812016-08-01Global health/Health policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support the government of Bihar to re-engineer G2P payments systems for health payments (incentives, salaries and allowances to health workers etc) in Bihar, including development of a health payments engine that will be rolled out statewide; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
387,993.562016-08-01Financing/Formal sector financial intermediarieshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to digitize the health payment system in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, to improve the impact of health incentive payments, improve efficiency of front-line health workers, reduce time required to process payments, and improve health outcomes; Aid type: Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by international organisations (multilateral, INGO). Affected countries: India.
1,002,619.002015-11-19Financial policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to create a roadmap to interoperability in Tanzania through a consultative process with industry members, beginning with a market demand study, and ending with a draft implementation plan for stakeholder consideration; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Tanzania, united republic of.
1,299,098.002015-10-08Gender equality/Women’s equality organisations and institutionshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to promote greater economic opportunities for women through development of indicators related to tax, property rights, and identification documents; enhanced analysis of indicators against outcomes, and strategic dissemination and outreach; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
-25,006.932015-03-12Sanitation/basic sanitationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to catalyze the consumer market for sanitation in Kenya and East Africa by working with large-scale manufacturers to develop better sanitation products and by enhancing supportive market mechanisms; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified; affected countries: Uganda|Ethiopia|Ghana|Tanzania, united republic of|Kenya.
9,595,742.002015-02-19Financing/Formal sector financial intermediarieshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to digitize the health payment system in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, to improve the impact of health incentive payments, improve efficiency of front-line health workers, reduce time required to process payments, and improve health outcomes; Aid type: Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by international organisations (multilateral, INGO). Affected countries: India.
7,000,000.002014-11-10Agriculture/agrarian reformhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to increase access to improved services, technologies and market outlets for smallholder livestock producers by encouraging higher quality public-sector provision of these services and technologies as well as greater private-sector investment in livestock; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara; affected countries: Tanzania, united republic of|Ethiopia.
3,919,014.002014-09-10Agriculture/agricultural policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support governments to utilize policy and regulatory reforms to create an enabling environment for increasing access to improved services, technologies and market outlets for smallholder livestock producers by encouraging higher quality public-sector p; Aid type: Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by international organisations (multilateral, INGO). Affected countries: Uganda.
2,000,000.002013-09-17Global health/Health policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide technical assistance to governments on the best way to interact with the private sector; Aid type: Other technical assistance. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
2,233,359.002013-04-19Financial policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to create a roadmap to interoperability in Tanzania through a consultative process with industry members, beginning with a market demand study, and ending with a draft implementation plan for stakeholder consideration; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Tanzania, united republic of.
639,715.002012-11-16Sanitation/basic sanitationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to catalyze the consumer market for sanitation in Kenya and East Africa by working with large-scale manufacturers to develop better sanitation products and by enhancing supportive market mechanisms; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified; affected countries: Uganda|Ethiopia|Ghana|Tanzania, united republic of|Kenya.
2,625,880.002011-11-14Global health/Health policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support the government of Bihar to re-engineer G2P payments systems for health payments (incentives, salaries and allowances to health workers etc) in Bihar, including development of a health payments engine that will be rolled out statewide; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
-51,262.002011-11-14Global health/Reproductive health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to analyze payments in selected health programs in Bihar State to identify systemic solutions to improve efficiency, transparency, and accountability; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
330,997.002010-09-03Global health/Reproductive health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to analyze payments in selected health programs in Bihar State to identify systemic solutions to improve efficiency, transparency, and accountability; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
8,000,000.002009-11-13Global health/Health policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide technical assistance to governments on the best way to interact with the private sector; Aid type: Other technical assistance. Affected regions: South of Sahara.