The Donor Tracker seeks to advance and support progress in global development by providing advocates with easy access to high-quality quantitative and qualitative strategic information to support their work.
The Donor Tracker is a unique online resource that offers free, independent, up-to-date analysis of 14 major OECD donors. Covering 90% of the world’s official development assistance (ODA), the Donor Tracker provides data-driven insights on strategic priorities, funding trends, decision-making and key opportunities.
On February 16, 2017, Policy Cures launches its 2017 G-FINDER report in Brussels. The report finds that the EU has superseded the UK as the second-largest funder of global health R&D. The US remains the largest funder; however, both the US and the UK have reduced their funding in 2015. The EU significantly increased spending. Since 2008, G-FINDER has tracked global investments into research and product-development for HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, and other neglected diseases. The platform provides data about 35 different neglected diseases across 142 product areas and platform technologies.
Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, Julie Bishop, has announced that the government will extend its partnership with the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) through a three-year contribution of AUD 9.5 million. The contribution will specifically go to support the Sexual and Reproductive Health Program in Crisis and Post Crisis Settings (SPRINT) in the Indo-Pacific region, which addresses sexual and reproductive health, rights and support during humanitarian crises. Among other things, SPRINT provides safe birthing environments, delivers family planning services, HIV prevention and treatment, and assists survivors of rape and violence. Obstacles to and violations of sexual and reproductive health and rights are leading causes of death and disability among women worldwide. This latest donation brings total Australian contributions to SPRINT to $26.3 million since 2007.
British Expertise International hosts an event with Will Guest, Head of Program Management and South Asia Lead for the Conflict Stability and Security Fund (CSSF). The CSSF is a cross-government fund delivering across 40 government strategies set by the British National Security Council, and focuses on tackling conflict and instability in developing and middle-income countries. It has a budget of £1.1 billion in fiscal year (FY) 2016/17, which is anticipated to rise to £1.3 billion in FY2019/20. This money is allocated as ODA from the UK’s Aid Programme. Mr. Guest will provide an update on the fund.
Location: London, UK
The French Development Agency (AFD) will host an event examining the challenges posed by surging population growth in Africa. The event gathers researchers and members of the development community to debate issues related to this demographic challenge, such as a shortage of resources for human capital and potential political instability. The conference will take place on the 23rd of February. See the link for further details.
Location: Paris, France
There is a lot of data available out there on official development assistance – but there is not a lot of in-depth analysis to help people understand the political and practical contexts in which donors make their ODA funding decisions. The Donor Tracker pulls this all together.
”— Ann Starrs, President and CEO of the Guttmacher Institute in New York
The Donor Tracker is an excellent tool for advocates everywhere to understand ODA budget processes in other countries and who the key players are in development policy.
”— Dr Christoph Benn, Director of External Relations at the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in Geneva
The Donor Tracker provides advocates working in global development with information that is critical for their work: It explains how political decisions are taken, what kind of strategic priorities donors have and helps them to identify key advocacy opportunities during the political year.
”— Joe Cerrell, Managing Director, Global Policy and Advocacy at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
To advance the global health agenda, it is important to understand how donors think: What is important to them, what do they fund? Which political factors influence their preferences? The Donor Tracker responds to these questions for every major donor. It’s incredibly useful.
”— Dean Jamison, Professor of Global Health at the University of California in San Francisco