International charity organization Charity Aid Foundation has released the annual world giving index, and Kenyans have ranked well amongst the most generous nations of the world ranking at 11th place.
The World Giving Index released today (15.10.2019) and the world’s 195 nations have been ranked according to their willingness to give. In relation to this act of kindness, the matrics of giving features giving of time, money or participation. The report featured Indonesia, Kenya, and Singapore among the top three risers on the report, while Morocco, Afghanistan, and Cambodia ranked among the top three to decline in relation to their giving index’s 10th edition.
According to the report, in order to establish a rounded measure of giving behavior across the world, the CAF World Giving Index relies on a simple averaging of the responses from the three key questions asked in each country. Each country is given a percentage score and countries are ranked on the basis of these scores. For this 10th edition, the organization averaged the scores across the 10 years to give us aggregate numbers.
The United States of America occupies first place over the last 10 years with a score of 58%, followed closely by Myanmar in second place and New Zealand in third place. Indonesia, however, is the only country in the top 10 to have improved its one-year scores over recent years, with the others on a downwards trajectory. The report also pointed out that at least two and a half billion people have exhibited generosity by helping a stranger in need within the last decade.
Despite the interesting trends in generosity worldwide, the human race can stand to become more generous. To achieve this and improve the individual’s willingness to give, the Charity Aid Foundation are calling for governments to ensure civil society organizations are regulated in a fair, consistent and open way, offer incentives for giving where possible and promote civil society as an independent voice in public life and respect the right of not-for-profit organizations to speak out on important issues.