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CAF INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH HUB

Discover insights into donor behaviour, key issues affecting civil society and responses to significant world events.

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introducing CAF's international research

Our international research offers unique insight into global generosity.  We work with our network of international offices to study and understand donor behaviour and the challenges facing civil society across the world. 

The annual CAF World Giving Index report is the only comprehensive study of its kind. In it we explore how different countries encourage giving to charity, volunteering time and their attitudes to helping a stranger. We've taken this study further to explore giving in detail from individual countries.  Our country focus reports reveal key giving facts and trends from Brazil, Canada, India, Russia, South Africa and the USA. The Beyond Integrity report examines how some companies are going above and beyond their traditional role to protect civic space.

All of our research and insight is free and we are happy to discuss our findings.  If you have any questions, please contact the Research team.

CAF World giving index

Over the past decade we’ve analysed charitable behaviour around the globe in a study which has surveyed more than 1.3 million people to find out how they give. The CAF World Giving Index looks at three aspects of giving behaviour and asks: Have you done any of the following in the past month?

  • Helped a stranger, or someone you didn’t know who needed help?
  • Donated money to a charity?
  • Volunteered your time to an organisation?

   
A decade of insight

This year the CAF World Giving Index 10th Edition provides a decade’s worth of combined insight into the scope and nature of giving around the world.  Our special edition report also identifies longer term trends over the 10 years as we reveal:

  • 10 highest scoring countries
  • 10 lowest scoring countries
  • Plus, the biggest risers and fallers over that time

  
Discover the CAF World Giving Index

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country focus reports

Working with our Global Alliance, we're taking our World Giving Index research further and exploring giving in detail from individual countries. Our country focus research reveals key giving facts and trends from Australia, Brazil, Russia, Southern Africa, the USA, Canada and India.  New research for each country is being published in 2019, with Bulgaria Giving joining our collection of international insight in April.
   

Australia Giving 2019

Our research reveals the key facts and trends of charitable giving in Australia.

Discover giving in Australia

Brazil Giving 2019

Our research reveals the key facts and trends of charitable giving in Brazil.

Discover giving in Brazil
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Bulgaria Giving 2019

Our research reveals the key facts and trends in charitable giving in Bulgaria.

Read about giving in Bulgaria

Canada Giving 2019

Our research reveals the key facts and trends in charitable giving in Canada.

Read about giving in Canada

India Giving 2019

Our unique research provides a robust and insightful view of the current giving landscape.

Read more on India Giving
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Russia Giving 2019

Our research reveals the key facts and trends in charitable giving in Russia.

Read about giving in Russia

CAF UK Giving 2019

The number of people in the UK regularly giving to charity has declined for the third year in a row, according to our latest UK Giving report.

Read the report

South Africa Giving 2019

Our research reveals key facts on civic participation and giving trends in South Africa.

Learn about giving in South Africa
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USA Giving 2019

Our research reveals the key facts and trends in charitable giving in the US.

Read more about giving in the USA.

Beyond Integrity

Exploring the role of business in preserving civil society around the world

The Beyond Integrity report was produced by CAF in collaboration with the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), and examines how some companies are going above and beyond their traditional role to protect civic space.

Insights include:
  

  • Privately held dialogues between key stakeholders and host governments can be as effective as public challenge.
  • Leveraging formal and informal networks is key in convincing corporations to act on behalf of civil society.
  • Firms in consumer-facing industries are responsive to large-scale social movements.
      
Our case studies from Pakistan, Thailand, Cambodia and Angola reveal how companies are speaking up and taking a lead in protecting civil society.  Explore the Beyond Integrity report.

 

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