CAF World Giving Index 2017 – A global view of giving trends

This eighth edition of the World Giving Index again presents giving data from across the globe over a five year period (2012-2016). The World Giving Index 2017 includes data from 139 countries that was collected throughout 2016.

For eight years, the CAF World Giving Index has given unique insight into generosity around the world – chronicling trends in giving across continents and cultures worldwide. Its aim is simple: to provoke debate and encourage people, policymakers and civil society to think about what drives giving, and put in place policies to grow the culture of giving worldwide.

The questions that make up the Index focus on the universal – do we give money or time or do we help strangers in need. It confounds traditional views of the link between wealth and generosity, confirming what we all surely know: that giving is about spirit and inner motivation, not about financial means.

The world has a historic opportunity to cultivate civil society, and through it, transform the lives of millions. And this international study provides a chance to talk about how we can make that happen.

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