Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation donations made to Results for 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 R4Development
Websitehttp://www.r4d.org
Twitter usernameResults4Dev
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Results_for_Development_Institute

Full donee page for donee Results for 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 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
Global health (filter this donor) 37 54,951,890.57 13,609,788.88 12,191,559.00 10,343,186.75 3,227,271.00 -854,409.06 2,214,997.00 6,105,671.00 196,089.00 7,917,737.00
Nutrition (filter this donor) 3 1,833,034.00 978,101.00 0.00 854,933.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Financing (filter this donor) 1 300,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 300,000.00 0.00 0.00
Family planning (filter this donor) 1 45,666.25 0.00 0.00 45,666.25 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 42 57,130,590.82 14,587,889.88 12,191,559.00 11,243,786.00 3,227,271.00 -854,409.06 2,214,997.00 6,405,671.00 196,089.00 7,917,737.00

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 (42 donations)

Amount (current USD)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
677,586.002017-11-22Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support evidence-based advocacy, accountability, and strategic planning efforts for nutrition by generating data on donor investments in nutrition; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified; affected countries: Ethiopia.
1,792,964.002017-11-15Global health/Health policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to promote the improvement, scale-up, adaptation and replication of promising health innovations that have the potential to improve the lives of the poor; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
5,357,106.502017-11-06Global health/Health policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support a strategic purchasing resource center in Africa that will harness and build regional expertise to respond to the growing interest and demand for assistance in strategic purchasing in Africa; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Africa.
2,638,574.752017-11-06Global health/basic health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support a strategic purchasing resource center in Africa that will harness and build regional expertise to respond to the growing interest and demand for assistance in strategic purchasing in Africa; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Africa.
-40,940.372017-11-01Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide market analysis ensuring sustained access to treatment and diagnostics for HIV positive patients; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
3,499,550.002017-10-04Global health/basic health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support the design, implement, and evaluate demand side financing mechanisms in Niger and Kaduna states; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Niger (the)|Nigeria.
362,534.002017-10-04Global health/basic health carehttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- To build the evidence for how a strong PHC system can affect “vertical” system outcomes.; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
300,515.002017-04-17Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support evidence-based advocacy, accountability, and strategic planning efforts for nutrition by generating data on donor investments in nutrition; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified; affected countries: Ethiopia.
3,085,803.002016-11-03Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to launch and operate a platform that supports collective engagement of partners and countries to jointly learn and solve issues related to transition planning and implementation; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
303,717.002016-10-06Global health/Health policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to continue refinement and dissemination of the Center for Health Market Innovations platform; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
3,173,510.002016-10-06Global health/Health policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to catalyze and accelerate Primary Health Care improvement in low- and middle-income countries through better measurement, knowledge management, advocacy, and country engagement in order to achieve quality universal health coverage more quickly, efficient; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
4,056,857.002016-09-26Global health/Health policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support the Government of Nigeria in developing a set of harmonized guidelines for the states on implementation of the National Health Act, while providing advisory support and building institutional capacity at the state level through a peer learning ; Aid type: Other technical assistance. Affected countries: Nigeria.
511,694.002016-07-15Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve knowledge of and disseminate resources on policy options and best-practices for sustainable immunization financing in developing countries; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
841,842.002016-06-17Global health/Health policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to generate new knowledge, tools, and capacity to help policymakers and system managers in low to middle income countries improve primary health care to support achievement of population health goals; Aid type: Other technical assistance. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
218,136.002016-05-11Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide market analysis ensuring sustained access to treatment and diagnostics for HIV positive patients; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
2,231,579.002015-11-23Global health/Health policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support low and middle-income countries strengthen PHC measurement for improvement, ultimately improving their Primary Health Care systems and accelerating progress toward Primary Health Care oriented universal health coverage; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
340,140.002015-11-09Global health/Health policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to utilize the strengths of a joint learning network to help countries in transition from GAVI prepare for sustained programs and financing, and to tackle challenges related to domestic resource mobilization and institutional strengthening; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
417,294.002015-09-21Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve knowledge of and disseminate resources on policy options and best-practices for sustainable immunization financing in developing countries; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,768,512.002015-08-12Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to increase access to effective treatment for childhood pneumonia by addressing barriers to amoxicillin DT uptake at the supplier, country, and global levels; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Africa|Developing countries, unspecified; affected countries: Nigeria.
1,768,512.002015-08-12Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to increase access to effective treatment for childhood pneumonia by addressing barriers to amoxicillin DT uptake at the supplier, country, and global levels; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Africa|Developing countries, unspecified; affected countries: Nigeria.
3,255,151.002015-06-12Global health/Health policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to generate new knowledge, tools, and capacity to help policymakers and system managers in low to middle income countries improve primary health care to support achievement of population health goals; Aid type: Other technical assistance. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
45,666.252015-05-29Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to landscape and critically assess the current state of knowledge and practice regarding the above-facility costs (AFC) of major global health programs; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified|South of Sahara.
45,666.252015-05-29Global health/Tuberculosis controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to landscape and critically assess the current state of knowledge and practice regarding the above-facility costs (AFC) of major global health programs; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified|South of Sahara.
45,666.252015-05-29Family planninghttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to landscape and critically assess the current state of knowledge and practice regarding the above-facility costs (AFC) of major global health programs; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified|South of Sahara.
45,666.252015-05-29Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to landscape and critically assess the current state of knowledge and practice regarding the above-facility costs (AFC) of major global health programs; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified|South of Sahara.
854,933.002015-04-09Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to estimate the costs and financing of World Health Assembly targets for nutrition; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
425,000.002015-01-15Global health/Health policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve delivery of effective health interventions by accelerating the development and diffusion of promising health market innovations leading to better health and financial protection for the poor; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,613,635.502014-08-26Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to increase access to effective treatment for childhood pneumonia by addressing barriers to amoxicillin DT uptake at the supplier, country, and global levels; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Africa|Developing countries, unspecified; affected countries: Nigeria.
1,613,635.502014-08-26Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to increase access to effective treatment for childhood pneumonia by addressing barriers to amoxicillin DT uptake at the supplier, country, and global levels; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Africa|Developing countries, unspecified; affected countries: Nigeria.
-804,214.062013-07-16Global health/Medical researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to increase the quantity and quality of public and private funding going in to global health product development; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
-50,195.002013-05-31Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to analyze opportunities and drive actions to improve the global marketplace for long-lasting insecticide treated nets (LLINs), providing greater value for money in achieving malaria prevention objectives; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
75,578.002013-02-12Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to estimate demand for Global Fund resources against malaria. to estimate demand for Global Fund resources against malaria. Investment start date: 2/12/2013 to end date: 8/1/2014. Grantee name: Results for Development Institute; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
-75,578.002013-02-12Global health/Medical researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to increase the quantity and quality of public and private funding going in to global health product development; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,155,076.002012-10-26Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to develop a predictive algorithm that correlates LLIN field performance to textile testing methods; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
1,059,921.002012-06-11Global health/Health policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve delivery of effective health interventions by accelerating the development and diffusion of promising health market innovations leading to better health and financial protection for the poor; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
300,000.002011-11-17Financing/Formal sector financial intermediarieshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support a financial guarantor for developing nations project. Affinity MacroFinance Project (R4D). Investment start date: 11/17/2011 to end date: 12/31/2012. Grantee name: Results for Development Institute; Aid type: Core support to NGOs, other private bodies, PPPs and research institutes. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
5,199,847.002011-10-27Global health/Health policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to improve delivery of effective health interventions by accelerating the development and diffusion of promising health market innovations leading to better health and financial protection for the poor; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
905,824.002011-06-30Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to analyze opportunities and drive actions to improve the global marketplace for long-lasting insecticide treated nets (LLINs), providing greater value for money in achieving malaria prevention objectives; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
196,089.002010-04-16Global health/STD control including HIV/AIDShttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to communicate to key audiences the findings of the aids2031 Costs & Financing project; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
721,209.002009-10-14Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to identify the major barriers that limit lower middle income countries from expanding their immunization programs to reach more children with more vaccines and recommend more effective means to support national immunization programs; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
3,195,638.002009-09-18Global health/Medical researchhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to increase the quantity and quality of public and private funding going in to global health product development; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
4,000,890.002009-06-25Global health/Health policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support the Pro-Poor Market-Oriented Mechanisms Resource Center. Pro-Poor Market-Oriented Mechanisms Resource Center (R4D). Investment start date: 7/9/2009 to end date: 7/8/2014. Grantee name: Results for Development Institute; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.