The 10 most charitable countries on earth

'Tis the season for giving (yes, it's probably best we maintain our charitable efforts even though Christmas has passed), so what better time to dust off the Center for Global Development's annual Commitment to Development Index (CDI)?

What is the CDI? It's far from a simple catalogue of the most charitable nations on earth; rather, it gauges how well the governments of developed countries aid their developing nation counterparts around the world. How does Canada rank when it comes to helping out less fortunate countries? Click through to find the CDI's most helpful nations for 2010.

* Index scores (e.g. 6.7) should be compared against the CDI's average standard, 5.0. CDI indices account for seven development factors: country's commitments to aid, trade, investment, migration, environment, security and technology.