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

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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)

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Current girls' education partners

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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

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