Our UK partner, Charities Aid Foundation, has now launched its latest World Giving Index 2023 report

Indonesia retains top place in World Giving Index with Ukraine climbing to second most generous country.

Publication date: 27 Nov 2023

World Giving Index 2023 – Global Trends in Generosity

We are delighted to share the news that our esteemed UK partner, Charities Aid Foundation, has recently unveiled its highly anticipated World Giving Index 2023 report. This comprehensive document encapsulates invaluable insights, contributing significantly to our collective understanding of philanthropic trends and behaviours.

The Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) World Giving Index is one of the biggest surveys on giving ever produced, with millions of people interviewed around the world since 2009. This year’s report includes data from 142 countries where people were asked three questions: have they helped a stranger, given money or volunteered for a good cause over the past month.

Around the world, 4.2 billion people helped someone they didn’t know, volunteered time or donated money to a good cause according to the CAF World Giving Index (WGI) 2023.

For the sixth year in a row, the world’s most generous country is Indonesia. The second most generous country in the world is Ukraine, which is also the WGI’s biggest riser this year, increasing its score after ranking tenth last year. Only three of the top 10 countries are among the world’s largest economies (Indonesia, United States, and Canada), while one of the poorest and least developed countries in the world – Liberia – is ranked in fourth highest place.

New data available this year shows the factors that influence generosity around the world:

– People who have a strong religious belief have a higher overall giving index score, except for Europe where it makes no difference.

– People who rated their life in positive terms were more likely to have made a gift to charity, with some of the happiest countries in the world ranking in the top 10 for donating money (Sweden, Denmark, Netherlands, and Iceland).

– Immigrants are more likely to give than nationals, particularly in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. Those who say they were born in another country tend to have a higher index score than nationals on average in most regions.

Neil Heslop OBE, Chief Executive of the Charities Aid Foundation, said: 

“The CAF World Giving Index gives us reasons for hopeful optimism at a time of great instability. Generosity is innate to human behaviour and binds us all together as a global community. The diversity of countries leading the index highlights this: they cover the spectrum of wealth and economic development, geography, language, religion and culture. Giving is about building a connection with those around us, whether they are across the street or on the other side of the world.

“That is why we are calling on governments to do more to encourage those who can, to give the money and time that fosters vibrant, resilient civil society organisations as they face into social and environmental challenges and the impact of conflict and population displacement.”

Top 10 countries in the CAF World Giving Index 2023

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The CAF World Giving Index is based on data from Gallup’s World View World Poll, which is an ongoing research project carried out in more than 100 countries. For detailed information on the World Poll methodology: