Governments cannot solve the world’s problems alone. Global philanthropy helps address some of the most pressing issues our world faces today, from public health crises and poverty to illiteracy and climate change.
Giving across borders exceeds USD 800 billion annually through philanthropy, official development assistance, remittances, and private capital investment. The impact charitable gifts can have depends on the state of a country’s civil society, including the political, social, cultural, and legal variables that shape its philanthropic environment.
By equipping grantmakers, state officials, NGO leaders and philanthropists with a comprehensive understanding of the global giving landscape, we can increase philanthropic engagement and its impact, spur generosity, and create positive and lasting change in the world. This is the mission of the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy’s Global Philanthropy Indices.