The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

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Description

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation works with partners worldwide to tackle critical problems in five program areas. Our Global Health Division aims to reduce inequities in health by developing new tools and strategies to reduce the burden of infectious disease and the leading causes of child mortality in developing countries. Our Global Development Division focuses on improving the delivery of high-impact health products and services to the world’s poorest communities and helps countries expand access to health coverage. Our Global Growth & Opportunity division focuses on creating and scaling market-based innovations to stimulate inclusive and sustainable economic growth. 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. Our approach to grantmaking in all five areas emphasizes collaboration, innovation, risk-taking, and, most importantly, results.

Primary Functions

  • Funding

Secondary Functions

  • Awareness Raising/Advocacy
  • Capacity building/Technical assistance

Geographic Scope

  • Global / regional

Areas of work Back to Top

Education topics addressed

Attainment

  • Primary completion
  • Secondary completion

Other

  • Early childhood development
  • Transition from school to work

Other skills

  • Financial literacy
  • Life skills/sexuality education
  • Rights/empowerment education
  • Social and emotional learning

Skills

  • Literacy

Cross-cutting topics addressed

  • Adolescent pregnancy/childbearing
  • Early/child marriage
  • Economic/livelihoods (including savings/financial inclusion, etc.)
  • Empowerment
  • Food/water security
  • Gender equality
  • HIV and STIs
  • Masculinities/boys
  • Menstrual hygiene management
  • Nutrition
  • Other aspects of sexual and reproductive health
  • Social and gender norms and beliefs
  • WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene)

Funders and partners Back to Top

Current girls' education partners

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Locations and contact information Back to Top

Website

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Headquarters location(s)

  • Seattle, Washington, United States of America

Country offices

  • China
  • Ethiopia
  • India
  • Nigeria
  • South Africa
  • United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
  • United States of America

Contacts

Helene Madonick
Interim Director for Gender Equality
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Locations of current girls’ education work

Map showing countries (listed below) where the organization is involved with girls' education programs

  • India
  • Kenya
  • Uganda
  • United Republic of Tanzania

Projects Back to Top

Research Project/Report/Study

Anasoma

Research Project/Report/Study

The Nia Project

Funding Initiative/Portfolio

Global Education Program

Funding Initiative/Portfolio

Girls First Fund Grant Program

Research Project/Report/Study

Evaluation of the Nia Project

Project/Program

Feminist and Youth-led Action (FAYA)

Project/Program

Act With Her

Project/Program

Education Programme

Project/Program

Girls' Education Program (Room to Read)

Research Project/Report/Study

Gender Gaps in Education: The Long View

Project/Program

DREAMS: Malawi Communities Investing in Education for Child Health and Safety

Advocacy Campaign/Project

Gender Equality Program

Research Project/Report/Study

Learning from Going to School: Implementation Research on School to Work Transitions Amongst Adolescent Girls in Bihar

Research Project/Report/Study

Gender Advocates Data Hub

Research Project/Report/Study

Research on Improving Systems of Education (RISE)

Research Project/Report/Study

What We Learn about Girls’ Education from Interventions that Do Not Focus on Girls

Project/Program

(re)solve

Research Project/Report/Study

Tega

Advocacy Campaign/Project

Youth Empowerment

Project/Program

Abdiboru

Research Project/Report/Study

Strengthening Gender Measures and Data in the COVID-19 Era

Project/Program

Family Planning

Project/Program

Inspiring Married Adolescent Girls to Imagine New Empowered Futures (IMAGINE)

Project/Program

Enabling Girls to Advance Gender Equity (ENGAGE)

Project/Program

Advancing Learning and Innovation on Gender Norms (ALIGN)

Research Project/Report/Study

RECOVR Hub

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