World Giving Index 2021

According to World Giving Index 2021 report, India is 14th most charitable country across the world.


  • As per the report, COVID-19 pandemic has further increased the ‘giving’ trends worldwide.
  • This report is released by Charities Aid Foundation (CAF).
  • 2021 survey highlights the impact of lockdowns on charitable giving.

Key Findings of report

  • As per the report, India is among Top 20 most generous countries across the globe.
  • India’s rank has improved from its earlier 10-year global rank of 82.
  • Australia and New Zealand maintains their top 10 rankings.
  • Report highlights, communities across the world mobilised to help fellow citizens during covid-19 pandemic. It resulted in highest ‘helped a stranger’ numbers since 2009.
  • About 3 billion people, which accounts for 55 percent of world’s adults, reported helping someone they didn’t know in 2020.
  • Score of India has rapidly improved between 2017 & 2019 and continued to improve during 2020.
  • This improvement in India was observed across all age groups and both the genders.
  • According to the report, 61 percent of Indians helped strangers, 34 per cent volunteered for good cause while 36 percent donated money.

World Giving Index (WGI)

WGI is a global survey. It has interviewed more than 1.6 million people since 2009. It conducts surveys by asking three questions: have they helped a stranger, given money, or volunteered for good cause in recent month.




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