Contact

info@gatesfoundation.org

Website

http://www.gatesfoundation.org/How-We-Work/General-Information/Information-Sharing-Approach/International-Aid-Transparency-Initiative

Description

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation works with partner organizations worldwide to tackle critical problems in four program areas. Our Global Development Division works to help the world’s poorest people lift themselves out of hunger and poverty. Our Global Health Division aims to harness advances in science and technology to save lives in developing countries. Our United States Division works to improve U.S. high school and postsecondary education and support vulnerable children and families in Washington State. And our Global Policy & Advocacy Division seeks to build strategic relationships and promote policies that will help advance our work.

IATI identifier

DAC-1601

Implementation Schedule

n/a

Organisations / agencies covered

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Timeliness of Data

IATI data will be reported by July following the reporting year.

Frequency of publication

Annually

Frequency of publication (extra comments)

IATI data will be reported on an annual basis.

Units of Aid

Our unit of activity will be at the grant level.

Segmentation of Published Data

Our IATI data will be published collectively by period.

Data Definitions and References

Not applicable.

Field Exclusions

Not applicable.

Record Exclusions

Our reporting starts from 2009 and excludes grants related to our US programs and grants that if published could harm our employees, grantees, partners, or the beneficiaries of our work. Specifically, we will consider exemptions based on the following criteria: • Security and safety: poses a risk to the security or safety of any individual, including foundation staff, contractors and beneficiaries. • Personal information: intrudes on personal privacy or breaches confidentiality. • Legally privileged and commercially sensitive information: violates legal commitments, such as non-disclosure agreements and confidentiality agreements, or would result in substantial harm to our grantees, partners or suppliers’ commercial interests. • Timing of publication: upsets a dynamic process in ways that pose substantial risk to achieving the outcomes sought by our grantees and partners. • Premature documents: document is too early in development to publish.

Thresholds

None, though this may be subject to change as we expand the scope of our reporting.

Other Constraints

Please refer to our 'Information Sharing Approach' on our GatesFoundation.org website.

Data Quality

Our financial statements are independently audited. Our grant data is verified internally prior to publication but may be subject to change.

User Interface

A subset of our IATI data is made available through our GatesFoundation.org website. We also publish our grant information with the Foundation Center and Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

User Interface Website

http://www.gatesfoundation.org/How-We-Work/General-Information/Information-Sharing-Approach/International-Aid-Transparency-Initiative