The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation works with partner organizations worldwide to tackle critical problems in four program areas. Its Global Development Division works to help the world’s poorest people lift themselves out of hunger and poverty. Its Global Health Division aims to harness advances in science and technology to save lives in developing countries. Its United States Division works to improve US high school and postsecondary education and support vulnerable children and families in Washington State. Its Global Policy & Advocacy Division seeks to build strategic relationships and promote policies that will help advance its work.
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation funded The Conversation Media Group in Australia to help launch pilots in the United States and in South Africa.