January 6, 2017

World Giving Index

Let’s start 2017 with an inspiring topic of philanthropy.  Every year, the London-based Charities Aid Foundation publishes the global-thematic World Giving Index report, which tracks the generosity of the countries’ inhabitants around the world.  The three giving behaviors used to measure the inhabitants' generosity are (1) Donate money to a good cause, (2) Help a stranger, and (3) Volunteer time.

Each giving behavior yields a score that counts the percentage of the country's inhabitants who participated in that behavior.  Then the World Giving Index is a combination of the scores of the three giving behaviors.  For 2016, Myanmar, the United States, and Australia are the top three most generous countries according to the World Giving Index.  Here’s to many more unconditional and happy givings.  Cheers!

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