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The world's most charitable countries, for the purposes of this page, give the most money to help the needy of their societies and others through public (government) donations.
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. The list includes international giving through official channels that qualify as Official Development Assistance, and national charitable giving. This list is as follows:
To qualify as official development assistance (ODA), a contribution must contain three elements:
Thus, by definition, ODA does not 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:
Global Humanitarian Assistance  have published a report in July 2010 ranking countries both inside and outside the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC), on the total amount of humanitarian aid channelled through United Nations (83.6%), elected governments (7.3%), NGOs (3.3%), and others (5.8%). The figures for non-DAC countries are below. These figures do not include humanitarian aid from within the donor country itself.
The GHA July 2010 report lists an illustrative selection of countries (not a top 10) by the amount of money they give in year 2008 as a percentage of their gross national income. This list is as follows: