Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation donations made to International Rice Research Institute

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 IRRI.ricenews
Websitehttp://www.irri.org
Twitter usernameRiceResearch
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Rice_Research_Institute

Full donee page for donee International Rice Research Institute

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 2007
Agriculture (filter this donor) 20 154,740,456.91 13,680,000.00 880,000.00 361,537.00 35,768,377.00 13,052,389.91 8,145,698.00 23,020,000.00 9,224,616.00 100,000.00 30,611,187.00 19,896,652.00
Nutrition (filter this donor) 2 5,863,167.63 4,320,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,543,167.63 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 22 160,603,624.53 18,000,000.00 880,000.00 361,537.00 35,768,377.00 13,052,389.91 8,145,698.00 23,020,000.00 10,767,783.63 100,000.00 30,611,187.00 19,896,652.00

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 (22 donations)

Amount (current USD)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
13,680,000.002017-10-16Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop and deploy healthier rice varieties genetically engineered to improve the nutritional and health status of the poor in Asia, particularly in Bangladesh and the Philippines; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Philippines (the)|Bangladesh.
4,320,000.002017-10-16Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop and deploy healthier rice varieties genetically engineered to improve the nutritional and health status of the poor in Asia, particularly in Bangladesh and the Philippines; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Philippines (the)|Bangladesh.
880,000.002016-11-08Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to help Indian and Bangladeshi rice breeding programs deliver higher rates of genetic gains in the farmers' fields by improving product design, shorten breeding cycles, increase selection pressure, and improve heritability; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South & Central Asia|South of Sahara.
361,537.002015-11-16Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to increase rice productivity in South Asia and improve agricultural policies. RENEWAL of OPP1098551: Rice Monitoring System for South Asia Phase II (RMS-SA II). Investment start date: 10/30/2014 to end date: 3/31/2019. Grantee name: International Rice Re; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Bangladesh|Philippines (the)|India|Nepal.
2,998,377.002014-10-30Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to increase rice productivity in South Asia and improve agricultural policies. RENEWAL of OPP1098551: Rice Monitoring System for South Asia Phase II (RMS-SA II). Investment start date: 10/30/2014 to end date: 3/31/2019. Grantee name: International Rice Re; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Bangladesh|Philippines (the)|India|Nepal.
32,770,000.002014-03-11Agriculture/agricultural developmenthttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to reduce poverty and hunger and increase food and income security for farm families and rice consumers in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa through the development and dissemination of high-yielding rice varieties tolerant of abiotic stresses; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Africa|South & Central Asia.
690,327.002013-11-05Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to conduct pilot survey to monitor varietal adoption and rice production in South Asia; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Bangladesh|India|Nepal.
12,500,000.002013-10-18Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to significantly increase the efficiency and genetic gain in irrigated rice breeding programs by using modern breeding tools and approaches to increase food and income security of resource-poor farmers, and to ensure rice food security in Asia and Africa; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Bangladesh|Uganda|Burundi|India|Kenya|Mozambique|Philippines (the)|Tanzania, united republic of.
226,918.002013-10-07Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to increase yield by increasing the photosynthetic efficiency of rice. Reinvestment 51586 C4-Rice Phase 2: Supercharging Photosynthesis (DFID DF). Investment start date: 5/23/2012 to end date: 11/30/2015. Grantee name: International Rice Research Institut; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
-364,855.092013-03-11Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to decrease hunger and poverty in South Asia by increasing rice, wheat and maize production; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Pakistan|India|Bangladesh|Nepal.
8,148,829.002012-05-23Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to increase yield by increasing the photosynthetic efficiency of rice. Reinvestment 51586 C4-Rice Phase 2: Supercharging Photosynthesis (DFID DF). Investment start date: 5/23/2012 to end date: 11/30/2015. Grantee name: International Rice Research Institut; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
-3,131.002012-04-23Agriculture/agricultural policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support the Conference in Beijing, China in connection with the IAAE conference; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
2,900,000.002011-11-08Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to decrease hunger and poverty in South Asia by increasing rice, wheat and maize production; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Pakistan|India|Bangladesh|Nepal.
120,000.002011-08-12Agriculture/agricultural policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to monitor the diffusion of improved crop varieties in rainfed areas of South Asia; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Sri lanka|India|Nepal|Bhutan|Bangladesh.
20,000,000.002011-03-19Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop and disseminate stress-tolerant rice varieties for smallholder farmers in Africa and South Asia.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara; affected countries: Kenya|India|Guinea|Gambia (the)|Ghana|Ethiopia|Bhutan|Benin|Sri lanka|Burkina faso|Senegal|Burundi|Côte d'ivoire|Madagascar|Mali|Mozambique|Nigeria|Nepal|Philippines (the)|Pakistan|Sierra leone|Tanzania, united republic of|Uganda|Bangladesh|Rwanda.
1,543,167.622010-11-11Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to address the problem of Vitamin A deficiency among millions of people in the Philippines and Bangladesh; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South & Central Asia|Developing countries, unspecified; affected countries: Bangladesh|Philippines (the).
8,744,616.002010-11-11Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to address the problem of Vitamin A deficiency among millions of people in the Philippines and Bangladesh; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South & Central Asia|Developing countries, unspecified; affected countries: Bangladesh|Philippines (the).
480,000.002010-05-13Agriculture/agricultural policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to monitor the diffusion of improved crop varieties in rainfed areas of South Asia; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Sri lanka|India|Nepal|Bhutan|Bangladesh.
100,000.002009-06-23Agriculture/agricultural policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support the Conference in Beijing, China in connection with the IAAE conference; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
19,593,512.002008-11-19Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to decrease hunger and poverty in South Asia by increasing rice, wheat and maize production; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Pakistan|India|Bangladesh|Nepal.
11,017,675.002008-10-17Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to increase yield by increase the photosynthetic efficiency of rice. C4-Rice: Supercharging Photosynthesis. Investment start date: 10/15/2008 to end date: 6/15/2012. Grantee name: International Rice Research Institute; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
19,896,652.002007-11-16Agriculture/agricultural researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to reduce poverty and hunger and increase food and income security of resource-poor farm families and rice consumers in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa through the development and dissemination of rice varieties tolerant of abiotic stresses; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Guinea|Uganda|Bangladesh|Burkina faso|Benin|Ethiopia|Gambia (the)|India|Madagascar|Mali|Mozambique|Nigeria|Nepal|Rwanda|Tanzania, united republic of|Senegal.