The CAF (Charities Aid Foundation) World Giving Index measures people giving to good causes, volunteering, and helping strangers.
According to CAF, although the fall is global, the decline is most noticeable among developed nations. Only six of the G20 countries appear in the top 20 and all experienced a decline in their World Giving Index score. The USA, the UK and Australia all fell three places, and despite remaining in fourth, New Zealand saw a two percentage point decrease in its score.
African countries continued to grow more generous according to a yearly index of charitable giving released on Tuesday (Sept 5), bucking the trend of otherwise declining signs of charity worldwide.
Africa was in a 2016 survey the only continent to report a continent-wide increase of its index generosity score when compared to its five-year average.
Indonesia ranked second on the combined measure of generosity, overtaking the United States which held that position in last year’s index.
A star performer, CAF said, was the East African nation of Kenya, which jumped from twelfth to third place in a single year.
Yemen, the Middle East’s poorest country, which has been grappling with the effects of civil war ranked bottom of the World Giving Index.
The index is primarily based on data from a global poll of 146,000 respondents by market research firm Gallup.
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Source : CAF | reuters | Today Online