Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation donations made to International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

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Basic donor information

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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

We do not have any donee information for the donee International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) in our system.

Full donee page for donee International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

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 2006
Agriculture (filter this donor) 34 162,580,041.93 4,973,652.43 6,826,599.00 13,775,259.50 5,879,644.00 44,979,738.00 -3,756.00 8,573,975.00 16,827,973.00 5,763,715.00 50,242,599.00 4,740,643.00
Nutrition (filter this donor) 16 25,787,731.50 11,873,071.00 5,031,821.00 3,815,164.50 1,322,723.00 0.00 0.00 3,594,952.00 150,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Global health (filter this donor) 6 7,138,116.00 205,000.00 1,069,258.00 -69,631.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 5,933,489.00 0.00 0.00
Social services (filter this donor) 2 637,129.00 102,500.00 534,629.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 58 196,143,018.43 17,154,223.43 13,462,307.00 17,520,793.00 7,202,367.00 44,979,738.00 -3,756.00 12,168,927.00 16,977,973.00 11,697,204.00 50,242,599.00 4,740,643.00

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Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (58 donations)

Amount (current USD)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
1,813,735.002017-11-06Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to undertake research to further our understanding of how best to leverage agriculture for improving diets and nutrition outcomes in the developing world.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
4,758,000.002017-11-03Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop, test and introduce new varieties of biofortified wheat, rice, and lentils with ever-increasing levels of micronutrient content, and to scale up their production and consumption through existing seed and food systems to help address micronutrie; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
1,342,000.002017-11-03Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop, test and introduce new varieties of biofortified wheat, rice, and lentils with ever-increasing levels of micronutrient content, and to scale up their production and consumption through existing seed and food systems to help address micronutrie; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
102,500.002017-10-29Global health/basic health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to assess the impact of the fourth phase of Ethiopia's Productive Safety Net Programme (PSNP) on the nutritional status of women and pre-school children; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Ethiopia.
102,500.002017-10-29Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to assess the impact of the fourth phase of Ethiopia's Productive Safety Net Programme (PSNP) on the nutritional status of women and pre-school children; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Ethiopia.
102,500.002017-10-29Social services/Social services (incl youth development and women+ children)https://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to assess the impact of the fourth phase of Ethiopia's Productive Safety Net Programme (PSNP) on the nutritional status of women and pre-school children; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Ethiopia.
102,500.002017-10-29Global health/Reproductive health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to assess the impact of the fourth phase of Ethiopia's Productive Safety Net Programme (PSNP) on the nutritional status of women and pre-school children; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Ethiopia.
4,614,883.002017-10-20Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to assess the impact of using a social transfer program to deliver maternal nutrition interventions during pregnancy on maternal and newborn health and nutrition outcomes.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Bangladesh.
217,993.002017-09-07Agriculture/agricultural developmenthttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to generate new rigorous evidence on the effectiveness of integrated agriculture nutrition interventions on the diets and nutritional status of children; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Malawi.
3,999,953.002017-08-23Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve and support policy and program decisions and actions in West Africa to accelerate reductions in maternal and child undernutrition through an inclusive process of knowledge generation and mobilization.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Africa.
-2,340.572017-01-05Agriculture/agricultural policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide an internationally available database in agricultural research investments in developing countries; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South & Central Asia|South of Sahara|Developing countries, unspecified.
534,629.002016-11-22Global health/basic health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to assess the impact of the fourth phase of Ethiopia's Productive Safety Net Programme (PSNP) on the nutritional status of women and pre-school children; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Ethiopia.
534,629.002016-11-22Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to assess the impact of the fourth phase of Ethiopia's Productive Safety Net Programme (PSNP) on the nutritional status of women and pre-school children; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Ethiopia.
534,629.002016-11-22Social services/Social services (incl youth development and women+ children)https://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to assess the impact of the fourth phase of Ethiopia's Productive Safety Net Programme (PSNP) on the nutritional status of women and pre-school children; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Ethiopia.
534,629.002016-11-22Global health/Reproductive health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to assess the impact of the fourth phase of Ethiopia's Productive Safety Net Programme (PSNP) on the nutritional status of women and pre-school children; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Ethiopia.
2,252,788.002016-11-17Agriculture/agricultural policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to strengthen capacity for national and regional evidence-based planning, implementation, monitoring, and mutual accountability to achieve the CAADP goals of ending hunger and halving poverty through inclusive agricultural transformation; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Africa.
374,400.002016-11-10Agriculture/agricultural policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide tools and analysis to support Government of Ethiopia investment decisions in the health sector; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Ethiopia.
4,497,192.002016-10-19Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to consolidate, generate and mobilize data and evidence for nutrition, by engaging a variety of stakeholders, with the goal of supporting strategic nutrition policy and program actions in India; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
3,849,411.002016-09-30Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to generate new rigorous evidence on the effectiveness of nutrition and gender sensitive poultry value chain interventions on the diets, health, and nutritional status of women and children; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Burkina faso.
350,000.002016-09-19Agriculture/agricultural policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to contribute to the Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency (ATA) by supporting ATA’s program delivery which aims to accelerate Ethiopia’s agricultural development, grow the economy, and improve the livelihood of smallholder farmers; Aid type: Other technical assistance. Affected countries: Ethiopia.
1,899,973.002015-11-17Agriculture/agricultural developmenthttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to better understand the impact and pathways of self-help groups (SHGs) on women’s and children’s nutrition in India; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
1,899,973.002015-11-17Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to better understand the impact and pathways of self-help groups (SHGs) on women’s and children’s nutrition in India; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
491,438.002015-11-17Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to promote evidence-based nutrition policy and program decision-making and thus accelerate reductions in maternal and child undernutrition in India; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
5,998,689.002015-11-11Agriculture/agricultural policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support African governments’ efforts to design and implement policies and regulations that facilitate and sustain smallholder farmer adoption of biotech crops to improve their food security, nutrition, and economic status; Aid type: Other technical assistance. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified; affected countries: Ethiopia|Ghana|Nigeria|Tanzania, united republic of|Uganda.
700,000.002015-10-15Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support the development of a new Global Nutrition Report, which is the primary means through which follow up and accountability to the Nutrition for Growth Summit will be tracked; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
523,753.502015-08-11Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to address the issue of undernutrition among women and children in rural Bangladesh using a three-pronged approach that will: (1) increase the availability of, and access to a more diverse diet, either directly via increasing production diversity of poor ; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Bangladesh|India.
523,753.502015-08-11Agriculture/agricultural developmenthttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to address the issue of undernutrition among women and children in rural Bangladesh using a three-pronged approach that will: (1) increase the availability of, and access to a more diverse diet, either directly via increasing production diversity of poor ; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Bangladesh|India.
200,000.002015-05-26Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide short-term support on nutrition monitoring and evaluation. #FS Technical support for M&E to PRADAN. Investment start date: 5/26/2015 to end date: 4/1/2016. Grantee name: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI); Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
200,000.002015-05-26Agriculture/agricultural developmenthttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide short-term support on nutrition monitoring and evaluation. #FS Technical support for M&E to PRADAN. Investment start date: 5/26/2015 to end date: 4/1/2016. Grantee name: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI); Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
5,000,000.002015-05-12Agriculture/agricultural developmenthttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to validate and measure women’s empowerment so that agricultural development projects can design appropriate strategies to diagnosis, design, and measure progress toward women’s empowerment; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara|Developing countries, unspecified; affected countries: Bangladesh|India.
152,844.002015-04-21Agriculture/agricultural policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to share data and knowledge that provides key information on the characteristics of farmers in Nigeria and India including key crops, livestock, input use, market access, livelihood strategies and location; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Nigeria|India.
-69,631.002015-04-20Global health/Medical researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide nutrition and economic research support for Grand Challenge projects. Nutrition and Economic Research Support for Grand Challenge #9 Projects. Investment start date: 5/26/2009 to end date: 12/31/2014. Grantee name: International Food Policy Res; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
5,879,644.002014-11-06Agriculture/agrarian reformhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to expand Agricultural Science and Technology Indicators (ASTI) activities in order to increase information on agricultural research and development investments through two consecutive survey rounds, conduct additional policy-relevant analysis, and furthe; Aid type: Other technical assistance. Affected regions: South & Central Asia|South of Sahara.
822,723.002014-10-21Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide high-quality evidence and new methods and tools for improving our understanding of the linkages between agricultural development and nutrition, and how agricultural policies can most effectively help reducing undernutrition; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
-176,212.002014-08-19Agriculture/agricultural policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide a significantly improved platform for integrated modeling and scenario development; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified; affected countries: India|Kenya|Philippines (the).
176,212.002014-08-19Agriculture/agricultural policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to expand and deepen the preeminent platform for economic and biophysical modeling of agricultural technology and policy driven food supply response to allow research to be better targeted to small farmers; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
500,000.002014-05-22Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support the development of a new Global Nutrition Report, which is the primary means through which follow up and accountability to the Nutrition for Growth Summit will be tracked; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
39,817,532.002013-10-21Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve nutrition and public health by breeding and disseminating staple food crops that are rich in vitamins and minerals; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified; affected countries: Rwanda|Bangladesh|Congo (the democratic republic of the)|Ethiopia|India|Pakistan|Uganda|Zambia|Nigeria.
4,996,466.002013-09-12Agriculture/agricultural policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to expand and deepen the preeminent platform for economic and biophysical modeling of agricultural technology and policy driven food supply response to allow research to be better targeted to small farmers; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
165,740.002013-03-14Agriculture/agricultural policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support agricultural R&D investment research, agricultural capacity research, and advocacy for increased public investment in agricultural research; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South & Central Asia|South of Sahara.
-3,756.002012-12-04Agriculture/agricultural policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to identify agricultural policy strategies for reducing malnutrition in South Asia; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
3,873,277.002011-11-11Agriculture/agricultural policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support agricultural R&D investment research, agricultural capacity research, and advocacy for increased public investment in agricultural research; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South & Central Asia|South of Sahara.
4,700,698.002011-11-02Agriculture/agricultural policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to contribute to the Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency (ATA) by supporting ATA’s program delivery which aims to accelerate Ethiopia’s agricultural development, grow the economy, and improve the livelihood of smallholder farmers; Aid type: Other technical assistance. Affected countries: Ethiopia.
3,594,952.002011-05-09Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to promote evidence-based nutrition policy and program decision-making and thus accelerate reductions in maternal and child undernutrition in India; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
5,006,540.002010-11-12Agriculture/agricultural policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to determine the knowledge and capacity needs of evidence and outcome based agricultural policy planning and implementation among African countries; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
8,522,236.002010-11-10Agriculture/agricultural policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop a model that will assist in making agricultural technology development and adoption investment choices; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Africa|Developing countries, unspecified.
150,000.002010-11-05Agriculture/agricultural policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide an internationally available database in agricultural research investments in developing countries; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South & Central Asia|South of Sahara|Developing countries, unspecified.
150,000.002010-11-02Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide conference support. Accelerating Agricultural Growth: Synergies with Nutrition and Health Conference. Investment start date: 11/2/2010 to end date: 10/31/2011. Grantee name: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI); Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
150,000.002010-11-02Agriculture/agricultural policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide conference support. Accelerating Agricultural Growth: Synergies with Nutrition and Health Conference. Investment start date: 11/2/2010 to end date: 10/31/2011. Grantee name: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI); Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
2,999,197.002010-07-19Agriculture/agricultural policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to assess how well current donor and grant programs address gender inequalities in developing countries in order to improve women's control and ownership of productive assets; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
449,999.002009-11-17Agriculture/agricultural policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to identify agricultural policy strategies for reducing malnutrition in South Asia; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
356,057.002009-11-16Agriculture/agricultural policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to co-fund a planning grant to establish a global, Africa-focused forum that provides leadership, innovation, and support for rural advisory services assisting smallholder farmers in realizing significant improvements in production and incomes; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
4,957,659.002009-06-17Agriculture/agricultural policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide a significantly improved platform for integrated modeling and scenario development; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified; affected countries: India|Kenya|Philippines (the).
5,933,489.002009-05-26Global health/Medical researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide nutrition and economic research support for Grand Challenge projects. Nutrition and Economic Research Support for Grand Challenge #9 Projects. Investment start date: 5/26/2009 to end date: 12/31/2014. Grantee name: International Food Policy Res; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
2,699,737.002008-12-29Agriculture/Plant and post-harvest protection and pest controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support a study of maize and groundnut value chains. Exploring the Scope of Cost-effective Aflatoxin Risk Reduction Strategies in Maize and Groundnut Value chains so as to Improve Market Access of the Poor in Africa. Investment start date: 1/1/2009 to ; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Mali|Kenya.
45,000,000.002008-11-13Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop and deliver biofortified staple crops to reduce micronutrient deficiencies in developing countries; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Zambia|Nigeria|Pakistan|Rwanda|Bangladesh|Congo (the)|India.
2,542,862.002008-05-02Agriculture/agricultural policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide an internationally available database in agricultural research investments in developing countries; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South & Central Asia|South of Sahara|Developing countries, unspecified.
4,740,643.002006-09-15Agriculture/agricultural policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to build state of the art model to assist in making agricultural technology development and adoption investment choices; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.