Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation donations made to International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3IE)

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

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Country

Full donee page for donee International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3IE)

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 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2008
Global health (filter this donor) 9 41,647,774.33 -107,524.67 178,200.00 0.00 1,401,673.00 6,040,230.00 7,914,005.00 4,478,589.00 21,742,602.00 0.00
Scientific research (filter this donor) 2 21,449,091.00 0.00 0.00 449,091.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 21,000,000.00
Population (filter this donor) 1 8,000,347.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 8,000,347.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Agriculture (filter this donor) 1 4,500,002.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 4,500,002.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Sanitation (filter this donor) 2 3,044,397.00 0.00 594,000.00 2,450,397.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Rural development (filter this donor) 2 2,864,594.00 0.00 1,477,803.00 0.00 1,386,791.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Nutrition (filter this donor) 1 1,686,740.00 0.00 1,686,740.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 18 83,192,945.33 -107,524.67 3,936,743.00 2,899,488.00 2,788,464.00 14,040,577.00 12,414,007.00 4,478,589.00 21,742,602.00 21,000,000.00

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 (18 donations)

Amount (current USD)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
-107,524.672018-12-18Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to produce and disseminate relevant and actionable cost effective innovations aiming at improving HIV treatment program outcomes; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
1,686,740.002017-11-04Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve implementation of anemia control programs for women and children in Kenya, Uganda, and Zambia through strengthened implementation science and a galvanized coalition of policy makers, program actors, and researchers in each country; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Zambia|Uganda|Kenya.
1,477,803.002017-06-28Rural developmenthttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to consolidate learning on the National Rural Livelihood Mission and its effectiveness and implementation based on review of existing evidence and stakeholder consultations; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
594,000.002017-04-06Sanitation/basic sanitationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to generate a body of evidence that can help inform decision-making about what works, why, for whom and when, in order to increase latrine use in rural India; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
178,200.002017-01-26Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to produce and disseminate relevant and actionable cost effective innovations aiming at improving HIV treatment program outcomes; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
2,450,397.002016-06-06Sanitation/basic sanitationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to generate a body of evidence that can help inform decision-making about what works, why, for whom and when, in order to increase latrine use in rural India; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
449,091.002016-03-30Scientific research/scientific institutionshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to promote independent validation of peer-reviewed publications around financial services for the poor; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,386,791.002015-11-12Rural developmenthttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to consolidate learning on the National Rural Livelihood Mission and its effectiveness and implementation based on review of existing evidence and stakeholder consultations; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: India.
1,401,673.002015-11-10Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to increase evidence and understanding of effective interventions for engaging communities to tackle low, declining or stagnating vaccination coverage in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
6,040,230.002014-10-17Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to increase evidence and understanding of effective interventions for engaging communities to tackle low, declining or stagnating vaccination coverage in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
8,000,347.002014-05-14Population/Population policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide general operating support and promote the production and use of evidence from rigorous impact evaluations for policy decisions that improve social and economic development programs in low- and middle-income countries; Aid type: Core support to NGOs, other private bodies, PPPs and research institutes. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
2,604,992.002013-11-05Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to produce and disseminate relevant and actionable cost effective innovations aiming at improving HIV treatment program outcomes; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
2,711,341.002013-11-04Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to demonstrate the efficiency and effectiveness of various innovative models for increasing the demand for medical male circumcision and promoting the beneficial use of HIV self-tests in order to enhance HIV prevention; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
2,597,672.002013-11-04Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support the production and use of evidence to help improve the lives of those living with HIV/AIDS around the world; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
4,500,002.002013-07-04Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support rigorous impact evaluation for AGRA and IFAD investments in the areas of markets, post-harvest losses, and seeds; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara|Developing countries, unspecified; affected countries: India.
4,478,589.002012-11-08Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to demonstrate the efficiency and effectiveness of various innovative models for increasing the demand for medical male circumcision and promoting the beneficial use of HIV self-tests in order to enhance HIV prevention; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
21,742,602.002011-12-19Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support the production and use of evidence to help improve the lives of those living with HIV/AIDS around the world; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
21,000,000.002008-11-19Scientific research/scientific institutionshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to foster the production and use of evidence from independent, peer-reviewed impact evaluations to inform more effective health and development policy decisions in low- and middle-income countries; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Africa|South America|Developing countries, unspecified|Asia.