The CAF World Giving Index is a leading authority on global generosity and provides a simple picture of charitable behaviour across the world.

The research looks at how many people in each country donate money, volunteer or help a stranger. In 2015 the sixth year of the report, 145 countries were surveyed representing around 96% of the world’s population.

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  • Myanmar, which shared first place with the USA in 2014, tops the 2015 CAF World Giving Index. The USA and New Zealand make up the rest of the top three.
  • Some of the world’s most generous countries are among the most deprived. The G-20, which represents the world’s largest economies, accounts for only 5 of the top 20 countries in the CAF World Giving Index.
  • For the first time since 2008, men are now more likely to give money than women.
  • People from Iraq were most likely to have helped a stranger, replacing the United States which came top last year. 
  • There has been a recovery in young people’s generosity, helping to reduce the generation gap which sees much more giving among older people.


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The CAF World Giving Index is a leading study on global generosity. It provides a picture of charitable behaviour around the world.

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