G-FINDER report shows Germany is fourth largest donor for global health R&D

The 2019 G-FINDER report found that Germany spent record-high levels on global health research and development (R&D) in 2018. In 2018, Germany was the fourth-largest donor for R&D, after the US, UK, and European Union, spending €73 million (US$82 million) on R&D in 2018. This marks an increase of 40% since 2016.

Most funding came from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), which contributed almost 70% of Germany’s R&D funding in 2018 (€50 million or US$56 million), followed by the German Research Foundation (DFG) contributing 26% (€19 million or US$21 million) and the German Federal Ministry of Health (BMG), which contributed 6% (€4.6 million or US$5.2 million).

G-FINDER, an initiative of Policy Cures Research which reports on R&D, released its 12th annual report in January 2020, synthesizing data from 2018. The report's data is based on a yearly survey of major funders and developers in the global health R&D sector.

2019 Annual Report: Uneven Progress - G-FINDER

Data visualization tool – G-FINDER

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