Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation donations made to United Nations Office for Project Services

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 unops.org
Websitehttp://www.unops.org
Twitter usernameunops
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Nations_Office_for_Project_Services

Full donee page for donee United Nations Office for Project Services

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 2009
Global health (filter this donor) 10 19,896,926.59 3,500,000.00 5,684,848.00 7,254,680.00 1,250,000.00 2,000,000.00 207,398.59
Urban development and management (filter this donor) 1 8,985,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 8,985,000.00 0.00
Nutrition (filter this donor) 1 3,000,000.00 0.00 3,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Water (filter this donor) 1 1,866,587.38 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,866,587.38
Multisector aid (filter this donor) 3 313,250.00 0.00 170,000.00 0.00 143,250.00 0.00 0.00
Total 16 34,061,763.97 3,500,000.00 8,854,848.00 7,254,680.00 1,393,250.00 10,985,000.00 2,073,985.97

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 (16 donations)

Amount (current USD)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
3,500,000.002017-02-22Global health/malariahttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support the Roll Board Malaria Partnership to provide a coordinated global platform to accelerate action and investment towards a malaria free world; Aid type: Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by international organisations (multilateral, INGO). Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
3,000,000.002016-11-23Nutrition/basic nutritionhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support the activities of Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement Secretariat in its role helping the SUN Movement achieve three key objectives; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
170,000.002016-11-21Multisector aidhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support membership in, and implementation of, the International Aid and Transparency Initiative (IATI); Aid type: Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by international organisations (multilateral, INGO). Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
2,000,000.002016-09-28Global health/Tuberculosis controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support the TB REACH program, which provides awards to test and evaluate innovative approaches to TB control in populations that are poor, vulnerable and have limited access to care; Aid type: Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by international organisations (multilateral, INGO). Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
3,300,000.002016-09-27Global health/Tuberculosis controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide for general operating support of the Stop TB Partnership Operational Strategy (2017-2019); Aid type: Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by international organisations (multilateral, INGO). Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
384,848.002016-01-26Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to construct a permanent emergency operations center which will serve the polio program with critical tools and technologies and enhance decision making, data management and the ability of the program to respond to challenges; Aid type: Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by international organisations (multilateral, INGO). Affected countries: Afghanistan.
5,000,000.002015-11-24Global health/Tuberculosis controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support the TB REACH program, which provides awards to test and evaluate innovative approaches to TB control in populations that are poor, vulnerable and have limited access to care; Aid type: Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by international organisations (multilateral, INGO). Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
2,254,680.002015-11-19Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to construct a permanent emergency operations center which will serve the polio program with critical tools and technologies and enhance decision making, data management and the ability of the program to respond to challenges; Aid type: Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by international organisations (multilateral, INGO). Affected countries: Afghanistan.
1,000,000.002014-12-29Global health/Tuberculosis controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support the execution of the Stop Tuberculosis (TB) Partnership’s Operational strategy in contributing to the Global Plan to Stop TB; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
100,000.002014-10-27Multisector aidhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support membership in the International Aid and Transparency Initiative (IATI); Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
250,000.002014-09-30Global health/infectious disease controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to provide critical emergency support to populations affected by the Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak in Sierra Leone through the support of a National Emergency Response Operations Center; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected countries: Sierra leone.
43,250.002014-01-30Multisector aidhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support membership in the International Aid and Transparency Initiative (IATI); Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
8,985,000.002013-11-20Urban development and managementhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support a Cities Alliance project to strengthen organizations of the urban poor and to help local governments increase the provision of land and services to the urban poor and recognize their right to the city through granting of citizenship; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
2,000,000.002013-10-29Global health/Tuberculosis controlhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support the execution of the Stop Tuberculosis (TB) Partnership’s Operational strategy in contributing to the Global Plan to Stop TB; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
1,866,587.382009-11-25Water/basic drinking water supply and basic sanitationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council in national and international advocacy activities around effective sanitation needs and approaches for developing countries; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.
207,398.592009-11-25Global health/Health educationhttps://iatiregistry.org/publisher/bmgf-- to support the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council in national and international advocacy activities around effective sanitation needs and approaches for developing countries; Aid type: Project-type interventions. Affected regions: Developing countries, unspecified.