Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation


  • Project-Specific Cofinancing $3.5 million
  • Contributions Committed to Trust Funds $27 million


  • Trust Funds Contribution $8 million

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) was established in 2000 by Bill and Melinda Gates to enhance health care, reduce extreme poverty, and expand educational opportunities and access to information technology worldwide. The foundation supports all countries in health care, education, and poverty alleviation.


Trust Fund. In October 2023, the BMGF committed a replenishment of $8 million to the Sanitation Financing Partnership Trust Fund, bringing its total committed contribution to $27 million. This new funding will help advance ADB’s focus on addressing climate resilience in sanitation infrastructure and services while assisting to make these services affordable, safe, inclusive, and effective.

Knowledge. In November 2023, ADB hosted financing donors for the annual consultation meetings of the Clean Energy, Urban, and Water Financing Partnership Facilities (FPFs) in India. ADB thanked the donors, including the BMGF, while highlighting the FPFs’ role in developing innovative solutions. Donors expressed their support for the FPFs, underscoring the importance of scaling up knowledge and innovation, ensuring greater visibility for donor contributions, and diversifying the funding base for FPFs.

In November 2023, ADB’s People’s Republic of China Resident Mission received a delegation from the BMGF. Both sides shared strategic priorities and operational focus at institutional and country levels and exchanged views on strengthening collaboration in agricultural development, climate adaptation, and climate financing in the future.

Active Trust Funds

Active trust funds are those a) with ongoing projects; or b) with no active projects but have remaining funds.


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14 Dec 2021

Helping the Philippines' Baguio City Smarten Up against Disasters

The ASEAN Australia Smart Cities Trust Fund is helping Baguio City, a mountain metropolis in the northern part of the Philippines, ramp up its disaster and resilience efforts through a smart flood early warning system.

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25 Sep 2020

ADB Approves $270 Million for Madhya Pradesh Urban Services Improvement Project

ADB approved a $270 million loan for the construction of water supply and integrated storm water and sewage management infrastructure in Madhya Pradesh, India. The loan will expand the outcome of the Madhya Pradesh Urban Services Improvement Project, approved in 2017, by benefiting an additional 185,000 households, consisting of about 1.3 million people.


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    Women Challenge Gender Stereotypes in Rural Cambodia

    ADB and the Sanitation Financing Partnership Trust Fund under the Water Financing Partnership Facility supported a project that helped residents in rural Cambodia access improved water sources. The project also enhanced the monitoring, initiated climate change adaptation and disaster risk management, introduced sanitation solutions, and enabled the testing of affordable and innovative on-site sanitation for floating and flood-prone villages.

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    ADBI–Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Renewed Sanitation Partnership Explained

    The ADB Institute and the BMGF signed a 3-year renewal of a partnership agreement to support further enhancements in urban sanitation and human waste management in Asia and the Pacific. The partnership will address the lack of access to clean water and sanitation services by offering policy guidance and training to promote investment in citywide inclusive sanitation services.

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