Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation understands that rigorous evaluation is crucial for achieving the goals of the foundation and its partners. Rigorous evaluation allows for better decision-making, improved programmes and new innovations. The Gates Foundation has been a leader in the field of development impact evaluation, working with 3ie and other partners to fund impact evaluations and to disseminate results. Within its diverse programme areas, the foundation maintains a strong evaluation policy rooted in its core values of collaboration, rigour, innovation and optimism. It works with grantees from the very beginning of the proposal process to define measurable outcomes and ensure that learning happens through the duration of each project.