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Fund NamePurposeHost/SecretariatDonorsTotal FundsTotal Allocated (if available)Total Disbursed (if available) Focus on Statistics (Primary Focus, Secondary Focus, or Not Focused)BeneficiariesRelevance to Health, Education, Statistical Capacity Building, or OtherSource for Funding AmountMain Website(s) URLNotes About Funds (Year, Other Information, and Location in Reference Document.)
Climate Investment Funds (CIF)Empower transformations in the energy, climate resilience, transport and forestry sectors. CIF concessional financing offers flexibility to test new business models and approaches, build track records in unproven markets, and boost investor confidence to unlock additional finance from other sources, particularly the private sector and the multilateral development banks that implement CIF funding.World BankAustralia, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Japan, Korea, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States$8.3 billion USD$5.6 billion USD - Clean Technology Fund (CTF);
$775 million USD Forest Investment Program (FIP);
$1.2 billion USD Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR);
$780 million USD Scaling Up Renewable Energy in Low Income Countries Program (SREP)
N/ANot focused on statisticsRecipient countries in managing the challenges of climate change and reduce their greenhouse gas emissionsClimate, forest, technology, and energy information can be found under each key CIF program (see homepage). Additionally, detailed information can also be found under the annual reports (
Global Education FundFund and partner with educators and organizations that are leading local innovative ways to improve the quality of education for children living in poverty. Provides small, multi-year grants and support to local leaders who know their communities and are making an impact. GEF helps them in their efforts to build, sustain and grow their work, enabling them to improve the lives of the youth.Global Education FundMostly small donors$350,000 USD N/A$132,000 USD (given in grants in 2015)Not focused on statisticsChildren living in povertyEducation numbers are according to page 11 of their 2015 990 Tax form. Past years had a similar amount in fund. Grants info is on page 10.
Global Environmental Facility (GEF)Help tackle the planet’s most pressing environmental problems. Today, the GEF is an international partnership of 183 countries, international institutions, civil society organizations and the private sector that addresses global environmental issues.World Bank (as trustee)30 countries for GEF-6$4.46 billion USD$11.5 billion USDN/ANot focused on statisticsRecipient countries EnvironmentColumn E:
Columns F/H:
https://www.thegef.orgFor column F: Since its inception, the GEF has provided a total of about US$11.5 billion in grant resources to developing countries for the benefit of the global environment. Past years funding numbers GEF-1: $2.75 billion
GEF-2: $3 billion, GEF-3: $3.13 billion, GEF-4: $3.13 billion, GEF-5: $4.34 billion, GEF-6: $4.46 billion
Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and RecoveryHelp developing countries better understand and reduce their vulnerability to natural hazards and climate change.World BankMember and other donors from GFDRR's Multi Donor Trust Fund$4 billion USD (FY17)$80 million USD (FY18, proposed allocation)$70.9 million (FY17)Not focused on statisticsDisaster-risk countriesDisaster risk management, resilience, and poverty reductionDonors:
Total funds and total disbursed:
Total allocations: on funds came from multiple sources (see column J).
Global Financing FacilityMobilize private sector resources that, in addition to public sector resources, help close gaps in the financing of essential interventions required to improve the health of women, children and adolescentsWorld BankThe governments of Canada, Norway, United States, Japan, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and MSD for Mothers$1.295 billion USD $292 million USD (committed in grants and $1.301 billion in financing approved as of April 2017)N/ANot focused on statisticsWomen, Children, and adolescentsHealth is from a report from 2016 under the heading Origins of the GFF. Every dollar invested in health by a recipient country will be matched by $4 in additional World Bank financing. Numbers can be found in the Origins of the GFF and Mobilising Money for the GFF sections.
Global Innovation FundInvest in social innovations that aim to improve the lives and opportunities of millions of people in the developing world.Global Innovation FundBritish, American, Swedish and Australian governments, as well as the Omidyar Network$200 million USD £50,889,016 (committed as of 2014)£13,400,000 (amount disbursed through Jan 2018)Not focused on statisticsOrganizations in the focus sectors that need funding to scalehealth, education, agriculture, renewable energy, and other development projects and
https://globalinnovation.fundThis was the initial investment for the fund from the original donors in 2014 and is in the 3rd paragraph in the URL. A more complete list of the disbursements can be found in the second link on DFID's dectracker site.
Canadian Fund for Universal Legal Identity in Latin America and the CaribbeanSupport the birth registration of two million children under the age of five, facilitating their access to a legal identity. This will allow children of Latin America and the Caribbean to benefit from access to health services and education, offering them the opportunity to reach their full potential as active and productive citizens.Inter-American Development BankCanada$20 million USDN/AN/ANot focused on statisticsChildren in Latin America and CaribbeanCRVS, health and education service fund was also listed in Aid for Statistics 2016, under Inter-American Development Bank | MDTF - host agency executed (see page 25).
The Global FundAccelerate the end of AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria as epidemics.World BankMany donors, mostly from the G20 Countries.$7.191 billion USD $11.1 billion USD (allocated for the 2017-2019 period)$1.121 billion USD (disbursed in the first half of 2017)Not focused on statisticsPeople in developing countries with issues with AIDS, tuberculosis, and malariaHealth page 15 from the report from 2017, there is a list of total liabilities and funds. The 2017 number is down from the 2016 total of 7.579 Billion USD. Allocation information is on page 3. The discrepancy between the total funds and the total allocated for the 2017-2019 period can be explained by the new replenishment cycle that will bring in more donor pledges for the new allocations. Disbursements found on page 9.
AFDB Statistical Capacity Building Trust FundImprove the availability and quality of data and to strengthen the institutional capacity of African countries with a view to producing these data.African Development BankDepending on programs: AfDB's internal sources, World Bank, DFID, Norway, in-kind participation from RMCs$140 million USD ($15 million USD estimated annual fund)N/AN/APrimary focus on statisticsNational statistical systemsStatistical capacity building of NSS is based on survey responses from the Aid for Statistics report. Unfortunately, no further information could be found on the AfDB website.
Data for Decisions (D4D)To put more and better data in the hands of decision-makers to support evidence-based macroeconomic policies and achieving the SDGs.International Monetary FundN/A$33 million USD N/AN/APrimary focus on statisticsNational statistical systems, along with decision-makers to enhance evidence-based macroeconomic policiesNational statistical systems in low- lower middle-income countries, along with fragile states is the total size of the project. Further funding information was not found online.
International Household Survey Network Improve the availability, accessibility, and quality of survey data within developing countries, and to encourage the analysis and use of this data by national and international development decision makers, the research community, and other stakeholders.

World BankWorld Bank Development Grant Facility, DFID$25 million USD (WB funds only. DFID not specified. IHSN and ADP)N/AN/APrimary focus on statisticsData producers and users in developing countries Health and education 2016, the World Bank has funded ADP up to 25 million; DFID funds not specified, when when searching for TF071804. Other funding information was not found.
Accelerated Data Program and Trust Fund (ADP)Support data producers and users in developing countries by helping them make better use of existing data and aligning survey programs and statistical outputs to priority data needs. The ADP is focused on sample household surveys, which provide estimates of many key outcome indicators, as well as data needed for research and impact evaluationWorld BankWorld Bank Development Grant Facility, DFID$25 million USD (WB funds only. DFID not specified. IHSN and ADP)N/AN/APrimary focus on statisticsData producers and users in developing countries Health and education 2016, the World Bank has funded ADP up to 25 million; DFID funds not specified, when when searching for TF071804. Other funding information was not found.
Living Standards Measurement StudyProvide technical assistance to national statistical offices (NSOs) in the design and implementation of multi-topic household surveys. World BankBMGF, DFID, USAID, International Fund for Agricultural Development, etc$58 million USD ($11 million USD estimated annual funds)N/AN/APrimary focus on statisticsNational statistical officesLSMS surveys are multi-topic household surveys, therefore holding relevance to education and health refer to page 15 of Aid for Statistics. The $58 million is a sum of LSMS 4. MDTF - country executed and LSMS 5. MDTF - host agency executed. Estimated annual funds will be around $11 million (sum of estimated annual value of both LSMS 4 and LSMS 5). This is based on survey responses for Aid for Statistics. Unfortunately, further information could not be found on the WB website.
Multi-Donor Trust Fund to Support Statistical Capacity Building in Eastern Europe and CIS Countries (ECASTAT)Support country projects aimed at implementing National Strategies for the Development of Statistics World BankMulti-Donor Trust Fund$6.7 million USD $8.4 million USD (committed as of June 2015)$350,000 USD (disbursed as of June 2015)Primary focus on statisticsNational Statistical Systems in Eastern Europe and the CIS regionStatistical capacity building was the amount left for investment in the fund (Page 9 in the document) as of 2015. Total disbursed/committed is on page 3.
Statistics for Results Facility Catalytic Fund (SRF-CF)Promote statistical capacity building and support better policy formulation and decision-making through improvements in the production, availability and use of official statistics.World BankPilot phase was funded by United Kingdom and the Netherlands and now it is Multi-donor$10.5 million USD$85.8 million USD$87.6 million USD (disbursed as of May 2017)Primary focus on statisticsNational Statistical Systems in 8 pilot countriesStatistical capacity building of March 2017 (page 4 of the document), this was the amount of money that they had left to disburse to the remaining countries. Disbursements on page 29.
Trust Fund for Statistical Capacity Building (TFSCB)Improve the capacity of developing countries to produce and use statistics with an overall objective of supporting effective decision-making for development.Development Data Group of the World BankMulti-donor$5 million USD $84.8 million USD (committed/disbursed for 2000 to 2016)$84.8 million USD (committed/disbursed for 2000 to 2016)Primary focus on statisticsNational Statistical Systems in developing countriesStatistical capacity building - with a particular focus on openness and data collection innovation of April 2017 (page 3 paragraph 6), this is the amount left in the fund for new projects out the total of $75 million that has been given or committed for phase 2. Total disbursed/committed is on page 3.
Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development (AFESD)Fund economic and social development by financing public and private investment projects and providing grants and expertise.N/AAll Arab countries5.3333 million KWD26.881 million KWDN/ASecondary focus on statisticsPolicy makers, government, farmers, social services (health care, education), researchersInformation systems, statistics, health, education, and housing/social development F figure is for 2016 (page 23).
Asian Development Bank Technical Assistance Special FundProvide technical assistance grants to borrowing members to help prepare projects and undertake technical or policy studies. Asian Development BankN/A$23.4 million USD ($1.5million USD estimated annual funds) N/AN/ASecondary focus on statisticsNational statistical systemsStatistical capacity building is based on survey responses from the Aid for Statistics report. Unfortunately, no further information could be found on the ADB website.
Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN)Support the proactive sharing of open data to make information about agriculture and nutrition available, accessible and usable to deal with the urgent challenge of ensuring world food security.The initiative focuses on building high-level support among governments, policymakers, international organizations and businesses. GODAN promotes collaboration to harness the growing volume of data generated by new technologies to solve long-standing problems and to benefit farmers and the health of consumers.GODAN Secretariat, hosted by CABI in Wallingford, UKUS Government, the UK Department for International Development (DFID), the Government of the Netherlands, FAO, Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), GFAR, The Open Data Institute (ODI), the CGIAR and CABI.$8.5 million USD (estimated five year budget)N/AN/ASecondary focus on statisticsFarmers, farmer organizations, researchers, experts, policy makers, government, private sector and CSOsAgriculture may offer a financial contribution of up to $4 million USD over 5 years. DFID offers financial contribution of up to £2.5m over 5 years. Netherlands: 500,000 euros over 5 years. More information in column I.
Special Program for Institutional DevelopmentFinance activities that enable: (i) the generation of knowledge on innovative practices in institutional strengthening; (ii) the Bank’s positioning to provide support to countries interested in designing and implementing innovative institutional reform strategies; (iii) the exchange of knowledge across the region; (iv) the Bank’s policy dialogue with countries on institutional matters; and (v) the strengthening of the design and execution of Bank operations. One of several thematic areas for SPID is to work on statistical systems to enhance information management. Inter-American Development BankN/AN/AN/AN/ASecondary focus on statisticsCountries interested in innovative institutional reform strategiesInnovative institutional reform; statistical systems on this fund cannot be found. This link does not properly download SPID:,8478.html . The listed numbers are based on survey responses from the Aid for Statistics report.
Institutional Capacity Strengthening FundGenerate knowledge on innovative practices for institutional capacity building in the public sector; to enable the Bank to provide better support to countries designing and implementing institutional reform strategies; to facilitate knowledge sharing and public-private partnerships across the region; and to strengthen the design and implementation of Bank operations.

Inter-American Development BankPeople's Republic of China$75 million USDN/AN/ASecondary focus on statisticsCountries interested in innovative institutional reform strategiesInstitutional capacity building fund was also listed in Aid for Statistics 2016, under Inter-American Development Bank | MDTF - host agency executed (see page 25).
Public Capacity Building Korea Fund for Economic DevelopmentStrengthen public sector management in all fiscal related sectors including taxation, treasury, fiscal management, statistics, e-government (including procurement, customs service, and e-learning) as well as national planning and budgeting.Inter-American Development BankRepublic of Korea$40 million USDN/AN/ASecondary focus on statisticsBeneficiary countries strengthening public sector management, national planning and budgetingPublic sector fund was also listed in Aid for Statistics 2016, under Inter-American Development Bank | MDTF - host agency executed (see page 25).
Knowledge for Change Program III (KCP III)Contribute to policy making in developing countries. Priority is given to research and analysis that focus on applied and policy-oriented questions with relevance to issues faced by developing countries. In addition, KCP III will focus on enhancing research and data collection capacity by encouraging World Bank teams to work with local researchers/data specialists or institutions from developing countries.World BankNorway, Estonia, Canada, the United Kingdom, Finland, France, and Sweden$11.5 million USD$4.9 million USD$2.9 million USDSecondary focus on statisticsCountry governments and local researchersInnovation in data production, methods, analysis and dissemination, there are projects relevant to socio-economic indicators and poverty (both hold relevance to health). on funding is available on page 5 (last paragraph). The KCP III started fundraising activities in November 2014. As of June 30, 2016, there were seven donors—Norway, the United Kingdom, Finland, Estonia, Canada, France, and Sweden—with total contributions of US$11.5 million. KCP III disbursement, by window can be found on page 40 (from inception to June 30, 2016). Data for cells F and G on last line of page 53.
Umbrella Facility for Gender EqualityStrengthen awareness, knowledge, and capacity for gender-informed policy-making.World BankUFGE donors: Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Iceland, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States$72.3 million USD (in commitments)
$72 million USDN/ASecondary focus on statisticsPolicymakers, so that they can make gender-informed policy and decision making; women and girlsHealth and education cell E, refer to table 1, page 2. For cell F, refer to table 5, p. 32
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