Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation donations made to United Nations Development Programme

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 UNDP
Websitehttp://www.undp.org/
Twitter usernameUNDP
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Nations_Development_Programme
Instagram usernameUNDP
Medium username@UNDP

Full donee page for donee United Nations Development Programme

Donor–donee relationship

Item Value

Donor–donee donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 19 1,035,312 3,551,239 -232,156 -150,306 485,000 595,823 699,230 1,035,312 3,303,379 3,811,741 4,985,314 11,769,899 18,999,840
Agriculture 8 4,958,439 6,333,124 -232,156 -232,156 485,000 699,230 4,958,439 4,958,439 4,985,314 8,999,426 11,769,899 18,999,840 18,999,840
Financial policy and administrative management 5 718,967 1,275,465 -150,306 -150,306 -150,306 365,947 365,947 718,967 718,967 2,139,339 2,139,339 3,303,379 3,303,379
Multisector aid 2 540,000 567,912 540,000 540,000 540,000 540,000 540,000 540,000 595,823 595,823 595,823 595,823 595,823
Global development 2 698,356 2,255,049 698,356 698,356 698,356 698,356 698,356 698,356 3,811,741 3,811,741 3,811,741 3,811,741 3,811,741
Financing 1 1,035,312 1,035,312 1,035,312 1,035,312 1,035,312 1,035,312 1,035,312 1,035,312 1,035,312 1,035,312 1,035,312 1,035,312 1,035,312
Nutrition 1 3,750,000 3,750,000 3,750,000 3,750,000 3,750,000 3,750,000 3,750,000 3,750,000 3,750,000 3,750,000 3,750,000 3,750,000 3,750,000

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 2007
Agriculture (filter this donor) 8 50,664,992.20 -232,155.80 0.00 699,230.00 0.00 13,984,740.00 4,958,439.00 11,769,899.00 485,000.00 0.00 18,999,840.00
Financial policy and administrative management (filter this donor) 5 6,377,325.81 0.00 3,153,072.81 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,139,339.00 0.00 718,967.00 365,947.00 0.00
Global development (filter this donor) 2 4,510,097.00 0.00 698,356.00 0.00 3,811,741.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Nutrition (filter this donor) 1 3,750,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 3,750,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Multisector aid (filter this donor) 2 1,135,823.00 540,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 595,823.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Financing (filter this donor) 1 1,035,312.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,035,312.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 19 67,473,550.02 307,844.20 3,851,428.81 699,230.00 7,561,741.00 14,580,563.00 8,133,090.00 11,769,899.00 1,203,967.00 365,947.00 18,999,840.00

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 (19 donations)

Amount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 19)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
-232,155.80192017-11-14Agriculture/agricultural developmenthttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide capacity support to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development for the implementation of the Agricultural Transformation Agenda in Nigeria; Aid type: Other technical assistance. Affected countries: Nigeria.
540,000.00152017-04-13Multisector aidhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to conduct substantive analytical and statistical research for assessing human development and deprivation in various aspects of human lives with the goal of coming up with better measures; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
3,303,379.0082016-10-31Financial policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support the UN Secretary General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development to raise awareness and promote adoption of sound policies that facilitate financial inclusion by connecting poor people to a broad range of financial tools; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
698,356.00132016-04-07Global development/Promotion of development awareness (non-sector allocable)https://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support the UN Secretary General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development to raise awareness and promote adoption of sound policies that facilitate financial inclusion by connecting poor people to a broad range of financial tools; Aid type: Development awareness. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
-150,306.19182016-02-29Financial policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support the UN Secretary General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development to raise awareness and promote adoption of policies that facilitate financial inclusion by connecting poor people to a broad range of financial tools; Aid type: Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by implementing partners. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
699,230.00122015-11-05Agriculture/agricultural developmenthttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide capacity support to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development for the implementation of the Agricultural Transformation Agenda in Nigeria; Aid type: Other technical assistance. Affected countries: Nigeria.
3,811,741.0062014-06-23Global development/Promotion of development awareness (non-sector allocable)https://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support the UN Secretary General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development to raise awareness and promote adoption of sound policies that facilitate financial inclusion by connecting poor people to a broad range of financial tools; Aid type: Development awareness. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
3,750,000.0072014-06-17Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to enhance the SUN Secretariat's impact and effectiveness to achieve its mission to scale up nutrition; Aid type: Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by implementing partners. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
595,823.00142013-11-14Multisector aidhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide support as implementing partner to the secretariat of the African High Level Committee; Aid type: Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by implementing partners. Affected regions: Africa.
8,999,426.0032013-07-22Agriculture/agricultural policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to catalyze rapid, broad-based growth in Tanzania’s agricultural sector by capacitating the government to coordinate an efficient and professional set of interventions to promote greater yields and generate demand pull for smallholder farmers; Aid type: Other technical assistance. Affected countries: Tanzania, united republic of.
4,985,314.0042013-06-19Agriculture/agro-industrieshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to establish sustainable, replicable rural agro-enterprises in West Africa. Expansion of Successful Poverty Reduction and Women's Empowerment Model in West Africa. Investment start date: 12/15/2007 to end date: 6/30/2016. Grantee name: United Nations Deve; Aid type: Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by implementing partners. Affected countries: Burkina faso|Mali|Senegal.
4,958,439.0052012-08-28Agriculture/agricultural developmenthttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide capacity support to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development for the implementation of the Agricultural Transformation Agenda in Nigeria; Aid type: Other technical assistance. Affected countries: Nigeria.
2,139,339.0092012-03-30Financial policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support the UN Secretary General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development to raise awareness and promote adoption of policies that facilitate financial inclusion by connecting poor people to a broad range of financial tools; Aid type: Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by implementing partners. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,035,312.00102012-02-18Financing/Formal sector financial intermediarieshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to promote financial inclusion of the rural population in Ethiopia by electronic distribution of financial services; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Ethiopia.
11,769,899.0022011-06-07Agriculture/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: Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by implementing partners. Affected countries: Ethiopia.
718,967.00112010-09-02Financial policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support the UN Secretary General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development to raise awareness and promote adoption of policies that facilitate financial inclusion by connecting poor people to a broad range of financial tools; Aid type: Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by implementing partners. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
485,000.00162010-09-02Agriculture/agricultural policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support the African Human Development Report on Food Security for Human Development; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: South of Sahara.
365,947.00172009-11-17Financial policy and administrative managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support the UN Secretary General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development to raise awareness and promote adoption of policies that facilitate financial inclusion by connecting poor people to a broad range of financial tools; Aid type: Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by implementing partners. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
18,999,840.0012007-11-26Agriculture/agro-industrieshttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to establish sustainable, replicable rural agro-enterprises in West Africa. Expansion of Successful Poverty Reduction and Women's Empowerment Model in West Africa. Investment start date: 12/15/2007 to end date: 6/30/2016. Grantee name: United Nations Deve; Aid type: Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by implementing partners. Affected countries: Burkina faso|Mali|Senegal.