Again! Indonesia is The Most Generous Country in The World 2022
For more than ten years, CAF has been releasing its World Giving Index. After the global financial crisis, the CAF World Donating Index was first released. Now, this extensive research has allowed us to examine how a new global catastrophe, the Covid-19 pandemic, has affected giving globally.
The study examines at three areas of giving behavior and asks: Have you done any of the following in the last month? It offers combined insight into the extent and type of giving around the world.
- Helped a stranger or someone you didn’t know who needed help?
- Donated money to a charity?
- Volunteered your time to an organization?
For the fifth consecutive year, that British-registered organization has ranked Indonesia as the nation with the highest level of generosity.
According to CAF, Indonesia maintains its top spot with a score of 68 percent, with eight out of ten citizens making financial donations and six out of ten giving their time in volunteer activities.
With a score of 69, Indonesia takes the top spot, up from 59 the year before when the index was last published in 2018, when it also held that position. This year, more than eight out of ten Indonesians gave financial contributions, and the nation's rate of volunteerism is more than three times the average for the world.
The director of Filantropi Indonesia, a group that promotes philanthropy, social justice, and sustainable development in Indonesia, Hamid Abidin, observes that despite the pandemic's negative economic effects, Indonesians appear to have continued to give and have even become more supportive of one another
The only thing that has changed is the form of donation and the amount. Even if the amount donated has decreased, affected communities have continued to give money or other donations like goods and time.
In the recently released World Giving Index 2022 annual report, Kenya is rated second globally, behind just the United States, Australia, and New Zealand.
Following with a score of 61 percent is Kenya, where 77 percent of respondents reported helping a complete stranger, compared to 62 percent globally.
According to the research, religion and sizable religious communities in Kenya and Indonesia were major influences on rising levels of engagement and giving during the previous five years.
Kenya comes next with a score of 61 percent, with 77 percent of Kenyans having helped someone they didn’t know compared to the global average of 62 percent.
The report states religion and large religious populations in Indonesia and Kenya have been key drivers for increased levels of participation and giving over the past five years.
“These results could also be driven by community-focused cultural traditions such as Indonesia’s gotong-royong and Kenya’s Harambee, which unite people in times of increased need, including during the COVID-19 pandemic,” CAF noted.
For instance, peer-to-peer giving is extremely common in Indonesia. Instead of giving to organizations that work to make long-lasting changes in society, Indonesians prefer to make direct donations to specific recipients.
Giving is also more heavily weighted toward religious causes and welfare programs, which continue to be preferred causes above others like education, health, economic empowerment, or environmental preservation.
Indonesia has made significant strides and significant accomplishments in creating a climate that is conducive to giving overall, as shown by the amounts of giving the nation experienced during the pandemic. Additionally, philanthropy has long been acknowledged as a necessary component for Indonesia to meet the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Source: CAFonline.org, Wingsweb.org, TheSunDaily
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