Malaysians Among The Most Generous In The World
Malaysia has been listed as one of the most generous nations in the world.
In the Charity Aid Foundation’s (CAF) World Giving Index for 2015 released in November, Malaysia was ranked in the 10th spot and received a score of 52.
The index by Britain-based CAF looks at three measures of giving – donating money, volunteering time, and helping a stranger.
Malaysia scored 62% when it comes to helping strangers, 58% in donating money and 37% in volunteer services.
CAF World Giving Index 2015: Top 20 Most Charitable Nations
Myanmar is ranked first in the World Giving Index for 2015, having previously shared this position with the US in 2014.
Their score of 66% achieved is the highest on record. Myanmar once again records the highest incidence of donating money (92%), and this year, it also leads the world in terms of volunteering (50%).
The US comes in second while New Zealand completes the podium. Other countries in the top 10 are Canada, Australia, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Sri Lanka and Ireland.
For this year’s report 145 countries were surveyed, representing around 96% of the world’s population.
According to CAF findings, cultural and religious practices, as well as disruptive events, are at the root of a number of big changes seen this year.
Also, despite their highly developed economies, only five G20 countries are in this year’s Top 20, reminding us that economic prosperity does not automatically lead to a rise in generosity.
CAF is an international charity registered in the United Kingdom, with nine offices covering six continents.
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