copy the linklink copied!Children’s Investment Fund Foundation

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The Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) is an independent philanthropic organisation, headquartered in London and with offices in Nairobi and New Delhi, established in 2002 by Jamie Cooper-Hohn and Sir Chris Hohn. The co-founders set out to improve the lives of children living in poverty in developing strategies that have a lasting impact.

The foundation places a significant emphasis on quality data and evidence, by working with partners to measure and evaluate their programmes to achieve large-scale and sustainable impact. Areas of work include maternal and child health, adolescent sexual health, nutrition, education, deworming, tackling child slavery and exploitation, and supporting smart ways to slow down and stop climate change.

The CIFF has been sharing its disbursement data with the OECD Development Co-operation Directorate since 2018, covering its grant-making activities and programme-related investments.

copy the linklink copied!Private development finance

In 2017, the CIFF provided USD 207.1 million in private development finance. The CIFF’s programme-related investments (shares in collective investment vehicles) amounted to USD 3.4 million (1.7%), the remainder consisting of standard grants.

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All of the foundation’s funding was provided bilaterally. However, 9.8% of the total was implemented by multilateral organisations (multi-bi/non-core contributions).

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In 2017, USD 104.5 million (50.5%) of the foundation’s activities was channelled to/through civil society organisations (CSOs) and USD 38.5 million (18.6%) through universities, colleges or other teaching institutions, research institutes or think tanks. Moreover, USD 21.6 million (10.4%) was channelled through other private sector entities, USD 11.5 million (5.5%) through governments, and USD 10.8 million (5.2%) through networks and public-private partnerships. See the methodological notes for further details on channels of delivery.

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In 2017, the foundation’s financing was primarily focused on Africa and Asia. USD 80.3 million (38.8%) was allocated to south of Sahara Africa and USD 28.2 million (13.6%) to South and Central Asia.

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In 2017, 50.9% of the CIFF’s activities was concentrated on its top 10 recipients. Support to fragile contexts reached USD 60.2 million in 2017 (29.1%).

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In 2017, 13.7% of the CIFF’s funding (USD 28.4 million) was allocated to the least developed countries (LDCs). Lower middle-income countries received the highest share in 2017 (27.4%), noting that 46.2% was unallocated by income group.

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In 2017, 75.1% of the foundation’s activities was allocated to social infrastructure and services, for a total of USD 155.5 million, with a significant focus on health and population policies. USD 30.0 million (14.5%) was allocated to multi-sector/cross-cutting objectives, particularly in support of general environmental protection.

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USD 56.4 million of the foundation’s activities supported gender equality. In 2017, 27.5% of the CIFF’s sector-allocable aid had gender equality and women’s empowerment as a principal or significant objective. Support to population and reproductive health and government and civil society focused on gender equality.

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USD 50.3 million of the CIFF’s activities supported the environment, with climate change mitigation and/or adaptation as a principal or significant objective.

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copy the linklink copied!Additional resources

Children’s Investment Fund Foundation: https://ciff.org

Role of philanthropy in financing for development: www.oecd.org/development/financing-sustainable-development/development-finance-standards/beyond-oda-foundations.htm

OECD CRS database, Private philanthropy for development: https://stats.oecd.org/Index.aspx?DataSetCode=DV_DCD_PPFD

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