Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation donations made to Overseas Development 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 odi.development
Websitehttp://www.odi.org.uk/
Twitter usernameODIdev
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Overseas_Development_Institute

Full donee page for donee Overseas Development 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 2012 2011 2010 2009
Scientific research (filter this donor) 9 17,115,879.00 0.00 5,100,053.00 1,449,020.00 0.00 -23,965.00 9,107,125.00 630,806.00 852,840.00
Gender equality (filter this donor) 1 3,999,838.00 0.00 3,999,838.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Global development (filter this donor) 2 3,451,608.00 -338,281.00 0.00 0.00 3,789,889.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Public finance management (PFM) (filter this donor) 1 2,144,462.00 0.00 2,144,462.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Financial policy and administrative management (filter this donor) 1 980,678.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 980,678.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 14 27,692,465.00 -338,281.00 11,244,353.00 1,449,020.00 4,770,567.00 -23,965.00 9,107,125.00 630,806.00 852,840.00

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 (14 donations)

Amount (current USD)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
-338,281.002017-09-19Global development/Promotion of development awareness (non-sector allocable)https://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to increase the evidence base and to disseminate knowledge on emerging trends in development finance and public finance, thereby promoting better understanding among development experts, policy makers and government representatives about how to improve th; Aid type: Development awareness. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
2,144,462.002016-11-21Public finance management (PFM)https://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support the production of a robust evidence base and innovative ideas to optimize the role of key policy and finance actors in delivering effective development for the poorest and most vulnerable; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
5,003,745.002016-11-21Scientific research/scientific institutionshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support the production of a robust evidence base and innovative ideas to optimize the role of key policy and finance actors in delivering effective development for the poorest and most vulnerable; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
3,999,838.002016-11-21Gender equality/Ending violence against women and girlshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- To establish a global platform to build evidence and establish best practices on addressing harmful discriminatory and gendered social norms that adversely impact the wellbeing of adolescent girls and young women in the Global South; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Africa|Developing countries, unspecified.
96,308.002016-10-19Scientific research/scientific institutionshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to inform policy debates and develop practical recommendations on best practice in cross-government approaches to aid and development; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,449,020.002015-11-09Scientific research/scientific institutionshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to generate compelling and well substantiated development success stories. Reinvestment (OPPGD1355) Development Progress II. Investment start date: 6/14/2011 to end date: 1/31/2017. Grantee name: Overseas Development Institute; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
980,678.002014-10-27Financial policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to build the technical capacity of policymakers to use financial inclusion data and evidence, and to employ innovative measurement techniques to improve the formulation of policies and programs that help the world’s poorest people seize opportunities to c; Aid type: Other technical assistance. Affected regions: South & Central Asia|South of Sahara.
3,789,889.002014-08-18Global development/Promotion of development awareness (non-sector allocable)https://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to increase the evidence base and to disseminate knowledge on emerging trends in development finance and public finance, thereby promoting better understanding among development experts, policy makers and government representatives about how to improve th; Aid type: Development awareness. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
-23,965.002012-09-06Scientific research/scientific institutionshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to identify untold stories of sustained, macro-level development progress. Progress in Development: A Library of Stories & Outreach supplement (PAF). Investment start date: 10/6/2009 to end date: 12/31/2011. Grantee name: Overseas Development Institute; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
9,107,125.002011-06-14Scientific research/scientific institutionshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to generate compelling and well substantiated development success stories. Reinvestment (OPPGD1355) Development Progress II. Investment start date: 6/14/2011 to end date: 1/31/2017. Grantee name: Overseas Development Institute; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
23,125.002010-09-07Scientific research/scientific institutionshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to identify untold stories of sustained, macro-level development progress. Progress in Development: A Library of Stories & Outreach supplement (PAF). Investment start date: 10/6/2009 to end date: 12/31/2011. Grantee name: Overseas Development Institute; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
487,899.002010-08-03Scientific research/scientific institutionshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to identify untold stories of sustained, macro-level development progress. Progress in Development: A Library of Stories & Outreach supplement (PAF). Investment start date: 10/6/2009 to end date: 12/31/2011. Grantee name: Overseas Development Institute; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
119,782.002010-03-02Scientific research/scientific institutionshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to identify untold stories of sustained, macro-level development progress. Progress in Development: A Library of Stories & Outreach supplement (PAF). Investment start date: 10/6/2009 to end date: 12/31/2011. Grantee name: Overseas Development Institute; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
852,840.002009-10-06Scientific research/scientific institutionshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to identify untold stories of sustained, macro-level development progress. Progress in Development: A Library of Stories & Outreach supplement (PAF). Investment start date: 10/6/2009 to end date: 12/31/2011. Grantee name: Overseas Development Institute; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.