For more than ten years CAF has researched and analysed international giving trends.  Our annual World Giving Index offers a unique insight into charitable behaviour around the globe and our growing collection of Country Giving Reports help understand local giving patterns. We are also exploring the role of business in supporting civil society and have researched philanthropic tax incentives across the globe. Our case studies highlight the real impact of giving and offer guidance on how to give well.  If there’s a document you can't find, please contact us.
  • Brazil Giving 2019

    Brazil Giving 2019

    Unique insights into how people in Brazil give, the causes they support and how much they donate.
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    South Africa Giving 2019

    Our latest report gives you an overview of charitable giving in South Africa, looking into the causes they support and civic participation.
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    CAF World Giving Index 2018

    Discover how the world gives in the ninth edition of the CAF World Giving Index.
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    CAF World Giving Index 2013

    The fourth edition of the World Giving Index, which looks at charitable behaviour across the world, involving more than 130 countries.
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    South Africa Giving 2017

    Our latest report gives you an overview of charitable giving in South Africa, looking into how people give, the causes they support and why they give.
  • Russia Giving 2017

    Philanthropy in the context of the economic crisis

    This 2009 report presents the findings of a survey conducted by CAF Russia and partners, into the future of philanthropy in Russia during the recession.
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    CAF India Giving 2012

    India Giving is a research report designed to enhance understanding of the nature of giving in India. It includes findings on donors’ motivation for giving, the causes they support, and their attitudes to giving.


Donation States

An international comparison of the tax treatment of donations and tax incentives for giving in 26 nations.

CAF's International Network

Through our global Network we harness local knowledge and expertise to facilitate world-class philanthropy.

Our Research

We provide free research publications and analysis helping to influence the decisions of charities, companies, donors, policy-makers, researchers and journalists worldwide.