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List Of Most Charitable Countries

The world's most charitable countries give the most money to help the needy of their societies and others, either through public donations, private donations, or both.

==Official Development Assistance by country in absolute terms (2006)==
To qualify as official development assistance (ODA), a contribution must contain three elements: 1.) be undertaken by the official sector (that is, a government or government agency); 2.) with promotion of economic development and welfare as the main objective; and 3.) at concessional financial terms (that is, with favorable loan terms.)
Thus, ODA does not by definition include private donations.

According to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, the countries giving the highest amounts of money (in absolute terms) are as follows:[http://www.globalissues.org/TradeRelated/Debt/USAid.asp US and Foreign Aid Assistance - Global Issues]
*1. - $22.739 billion
*2. - $12.607 billion
*3. - $11.608 billion
*4. - $10.448 billion
*5. - $10.351 billion
*6. - $5.452 billion
*7. - $3.962 billion
*8. - $3.801 billion
*9. - $3.731 billion
*10. - $3.672 billion
*11. - $2.946 billion
*12. - $2.234 billion
*13. - $2.128 billion
*14. - $1.968 billion
*15. - $1.647 billion
*16. - $1.513 billion
*17. - $997 million
*18. - $826 million
*19. - $391 million
*20. - $384 million
*21. - $291 million
*22. - $257 million

==Official Development Assistance by country as a percentage of GNI (2006)==
Large countries scored relatively high on the preceding list, because they have more citizens and thus more money. To provide an alternative perspective, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development also lists countries by the amount of money they give ''as a percentage of their gross national income.'' This list is as follows:
*1. - 1.02%
*2. - 0.89%
*3. - 0.84%
*4. - 0.81%
*5. - 0.8%
*6. - 0.54%
*7. - 0.51%
*8. - 0.5%
*9. - 0.47%
*10. - 0.47%
*11. - 0.4%
*12. - 0.39%
*13. - 0.36%
*14. - 0.32%
*15. - 0.3%
*16. - 0.29%
*17. - 0.27%
*18. - 0.27%
*19. - 0.25%
*20. - 0.21%
*21. - 0.2%
*22. - 0.18%
*23. - 0.18%
*24. - 0.17%
*25. - 0.13%
*26. - 0.12%
*27. - 0.1%
*28. - 0.09%
*29. - 0.05%
*30. - 0.04%

==Private philanthropy as a percentage of GDP (2006)==
The Charities Aid Foundation has ranked 12 countries by the amount of private charity within their borders as a percentage of their GDP. This list only represents the countries listed, and does not compare private philanthropy from any other countries.

*1. - 1.67%
*2. - .73%
*3. - .72%
*4. - .69%
*5. - .64%
*6. - .47%
*7. - .45%
*8. - .29%
*9. - .29%
*10. - .23%
*11. - .22%
*12. - .14%

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