WORLD GIVING INDEX 2016

WHAT IS THE CAF WORLD GIVING INDEX?

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.

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WHAT ARE THE 2016 KEY FINDINGS?

  • 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 infograph

View top facts from the world’s leading study of global generosity.

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World Giving Index heatmaps

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CAF World Giving Index 2016

CAF’s World Giving Index is a leading global study of generosity. This video presents the key findings from the 2016 edition.

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