Charities Aid Foundation (CAF)

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.

What are the 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.

To learn more, download the full report below or visit the CAF website for more resources and publications.