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.
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    Employee Engagement in CSR in Bulgaria

    This 2010 presentation highlights the key findings from a survey on the nature of employee engagement in corporate social responsibility in Bulgaria.
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    British Indian Donors - understanding giving patterns

    This 2010 research, conducted by Connect for Change, offers insight into charitable giving by British Indian donors.
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    World Giving Index 2010

    The World Giving Index is the first report of its kind looking at charitable behaviour across the world.
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    World Giving Index 2011

    This is the second edition of the popular annual 'World Giving Index' report which tracks giving behaviours across 153 countries.
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    The CAF Disaster Monitor 2011

    People give to disaster appeals for a wide variety of reasons. We've monitored giving to five appeals and provided an overview of the changing donor behaviour trends over time.
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    World Giving Index 2012

    This is the third edition of the World Giving Index, the largest study into charitable behaviour across the globe, involving 160 countries in total.
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    CAF World Giving Index 2014

    The 2014 report showed that giving is more than just about wealth, with only five G20 countries represented in the Top 20 and eleven G20 countries ranked outside of the Top 50.

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