Most Charitable Countries on the Globe

Most Charitable Countries on the Globe

Most Charitable Countries on the Globe


They say charity can do a lot of good to you if you are feeling spiritually weakened. While the spiritual manifestations of charity are felt on a somewhat individual level, the impact of charity on a global level cannot be ignored either. People like to assume that only the most developed countries on the globe are likely to be found amongst the most charitable counties on the globe. This is a false assumption, a myth that will be debunked in today’s discussion. You guessed it right, in this discussion, we are going to talk about the most charitable countries on the globe! We first have a look at the rankings for the year 2019 and 2020, then do a bit of guesswork about the expected trends for the year 2021 and then summarize the whole affair. So, without further ado, let us begin!

How does this ranking work?

You must be wondering about the ranking criterion and the agency that ranks countries when it comes to charity. It is the World Giving Index that is considered to be an authority when it comes to ranking countries based on charities. This report is published annually by the Charity Aid Foundation. There doesn’t exist a larger survey than the World Giving Index when it comes to evaluating donation trends in different countries of the world. As mentioned earlier, we talk about the 2019 and 2020 rankings in the upcoming sections and also have a look at the findings which encompass donation trends over the last ten years. There are three defining characteristics of charity, which include:

1- Offering or helping a total stranger

2- Giving a financial donation to a charitable institute

3- Even giving your time to a charitable institute is considered in World Giving Index’s rankings.

Most charitable countries in 2019

So, which countries dominated the charts in the year 2019? For the sake of convenience, we have listed the most charitable countries in 2019 in the descending order:

1- United States

2- Myanmar

3- New Zealand

4- Australia

5- Ireland

6- Canada

7- United Kingdom

8- Holland

9- Sri Lanka

10- Indonesia

The most interesting thing to note in this list is the ascending trends of charity in countries such as Indonesia and Malaysia. On the other hand, the absence of Morocco and Afghanistan is remarkable since these counties were found on the list for most charitable countries in 2018.

Most charitable countries in 2020

This will interest you even further, we guess. Which countries have been the most charitable in 2020? Well, there have been no new additions or removals from the 2019 list. However, countries have jumped ahead or declined, which is something worth having a look at. In the list of most charitable countries in 2020, Myanmar displaces the USA to become the most charitable country in 2020. Ireland has snatched the 4th spot from Australia as well. The rest of the list, however, looks the same as 2019.

The expected trend in 2021?

Well, given the fact that 2021 rankings will be heavily dominated by the charity efforts made to alleviate the sufferings of those suffering from the COVID-19 pandemic, one expects the USA to grab the top spot once again. Given the fact that the USA was affected heavily from the pandemic, the charity work that has gone on in that part of the world certainly makes it a top contender for the year 2021.

Most charitable counties from 2010-2020

Well, the numbers from the last ten years or so reflect stability in the donation trends across the ten countries that we already discussed in the 2019, 2020 section. Hence, it doesn’t surprise us to report that the ten countries discussed already in this article are the most charitable countries from 2010-2020.


Well, that will be all for now. The list is a rather long one when it comes to most charitable countries on the globe. However, for the sake of keeping things simple, we have discussed only the top 10 most charitable countries on the globe. The efforts made by other nations and countries in this regard are also worth appreciating but unfortunately, we are bound by the limitations of time and space. We hope that you learned a lot from this discussion, and on that optimistic note, we bid you farewell!

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