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CAF Publications


From UK Giving to the World Giving Index, our research and insight helps to develop a greater understanding of the charity world.

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    A COVID-19 philanthropy stimulus package

    In this briefing we outline a number of immediate and medium term policy measures we believe should be taken to support charities at this difficult time.
  • uk giving coronavirus briefing

    CAF UK Giving Coronavirus briefing

    April 2020 - We have been monitoring public reactions to charitable giving as well as talking to charities about their concerns.
  • Ireland Giving

    Charitable giving in Ireland

    Our Ireland Giving report shares insight into charitable giving in Ireland. Take a look to find out who gives, what they give to and how they give.
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    South Africa Giving 2020

    Our research into individual giving and civil society sustainability in South Africa, goes further to identify the roadblocks and the opportunities to growing giving in the region.
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    Growing giving in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania

    Published in February 2020, our research into giving cultures across three unique African countries delves into the obstacles and opportunities for growing charitable giving.


This is an archive of all our publications, including reports, studies and research, spanning a number of years. All archived CAF publications have been listed in date order, so it’s easy for you to find the most recent additions. If there’s a document you can't find, please let us know.


2021 publications

Our 2021 publications give independent insight and informed comment on giving, charities and not for profit organisations across the world.

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2020 publications

Our 2020 research offers unique insight into philanthropy across the world, from local giving in the UK, to country studies and the CAF World Giving Index.

Our research and policy papers published in 2020

CAF 2019 publications

2019 publications

From local to international giving, our 2019 research offers unique insight into the charity world.

Our research and policy papers published in 2019

2018 publications

From giving by the FTSE100 to the social landscape according to charities, our publications are free to download.

Our research and policy papers published in 2018


Giving Thought think-tank

Giving Thought is where we consider the key challenges facing civil society globally, explore how and why people give, and test radical new ideas that could shape the future of charity.

Policy briefing and consultation library

We respond to consultations and advise on policies affecting the charity sector and charitable giving.

Our Research

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