Historical Data

Researching the scale and scope of cross-border philanthropy

The 2023 GPT report is the 11th edition of the report. It is a continuation of the 2020 Global Philanthropy Tracker, published by the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, and the Index of Global Philanthropy and Remittances, initiated and conducted by the Center for Global Prosperity at the Hudson Institute. First published in 2006, the report provides comprehensive information on international philanthropy from developed and emerging economies to developing countries for development purposes. It documents the magnitude of cross-border financial flows from public and private sources. The report was among the first comprehensive research endeavors to present a more complete picture of the total economic engagement with developing countries through official development assistance, philanthropic giving, remittances, and private capital investment.

Starting from the 2020 GPT, the report introduces a more inclusive approach and expands the scope of the philanthropic outflows to include contributions made to all countries in support of all charitable causes, when data are available. It captures charitable contributions from private sources, including individuals, corporations, foundations, and a wide range of other philanthropic organizations. This series of reports provides unique baseline data on cross-border philanthropy for future research and serves as a useful tool for practitioners and policy makers in philanthropy and international development.