The CAF World Giving Index is a leading study on global generosity. Now in its seventh year, it provides a picture of charitable behaviour around the world.

The CAF World Giving Index measures the average percentage of people in each country who donate money, volunteer or help a stranger. This year, 140 countries were surveyed, representing around 96% of the world’s population. Download the 2016 World Giving Index



  • Myanmar tops the CAF World Giving Index for the third year running, followed by USA and Australia.
  • The UK is the most generous country in Europe, followed by Ireland and the Netherlands.
  • In many countries, men are significantly more likely than women to engage in volunteering or helping a stranger. However, at the global average level, there’s little difference between men and women when it comes to donating money.
  • Iraq ranks highest for helping a stranger for the second year running.

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World Giving Index 2016

Get a picture of charitable behaviour around the world.

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World Giving Index 2017

See how people around the world give with insight into generosity across the globe.

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World Giving Index 2018

See which countries are the most generous, as we reveal where 146 countries rank.

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World Giving Index 2013

The fourth edition of the World Giving Index looks at charitable behaviour across the world, involving more than 130 countries.

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World Giving Index 2014

CAF's World Giving Index is based on: the percentage of people who in a typical month donate money to charity, volunteer their time, and help a stranger.

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World Giving Index 2015

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

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