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GIF’s Portfolio

GIF's innovations are expected to benefit 130m people annually by 2030, whilst generating an average impact equivalent to 4% of a person's income.

The impact of GIF’s innovations:

  • Expected impact includes about 4,100 lives saved and 196,000 morbidity-related DALY's averted each year.
  • These estimates, which only consider 41 of 51 innovations we have done detailed impact analysis for, are subject to revisions as GIF expands project coverage and improves its risk assessment methodology.
  • Read more about GIF's approach to impact assessment.

Gif Investment

Our portfolio includes a range of instruments
and investment sizes


PILOT13 Investments ($3.3m) TEST & TRANSITION32 innovations ($57.8m) SCALE6 innovations ($39.8m)
Grant32 innovations ($59.8m) 11 16 5
RISK CAPITAL19 innovations ($41.1m) 2 16 1
As of 31 December 2020

Gif Geographies

GIF is diversified across a number of geographies

  • The primary countries of implementation are rather evenly distributed across Eastern Africa, Western Africa and Southern Asia
  • However, GIF also has a number of investments in Southeastern Asia

By number of deals

Eastern Africa13 Western Africa10 Southern Asia15 Southeastern Asia5 Other8

Investment Size

Eastern Africa$25.2m Western Africa$25.3m Southern Asia$29.3m Southeastern Asia$12.1m Other$9m
Other includes: Southern Africa, Middle East & Central Americaa

Gif Sectors

GIF is diversified across a variety of sectors

  • GIF has the highest number of its investments in Public Health, Nutrition & Water (16)
  • However, GIF has the largest amount of its money invested in Agriculture ($29.6m)

Number of Investments

Public Health & Nutrition16 Social Protection9 Agriculture6 Energy5 Education4 Other11

Size of Investments (USD)

Public Health & Nutrition$17.9M Social Protection$20.9M Agriculture$29.6M Energy$4M Education$11.1M Other$17.4M
Other includes: Energy, Financial Services, Government Effectiveness, Transport

Gif institutions

GIF funds a range of institutions

  • 33 out of GIF’s 51 investments involve research partnerships
  • GIF currently has 24 for-profits investments and 27 investments in other types of organizations
Research
Partnership65%
Other35%
For-profits47% Other53%