“World Giving Index 2021” – 10th Edition Released

What is the News? The 10th edition of the World Giving Index (WGI) 2021 has been released.

About World Giving Index(WGI):
  • The World Giving Index(WGI) is published by the Charities Aid Foundation(CAF).
  • Parameters: The index provides combined insight into the scope and nature of giving around the world. It looks at three aspects of giving behavior and asks: Have you done any of the following in the past month?
    • Helped a stranger or someone you didn’t know who needed help?
    • Donated money to a charity?
    • Volunteered your time to an organization?
  • Data Source: The index uses data gathered by Gallup and ranks countries in the world according to how charitable they are.
    • The report includes the results of 1.6 million individuals interviewed across the globe since 2009.
What are the Key Findings of the World Giving Index 2021?

 India:

  • India is among the top 20 generous countries in the world. It has been ranked 14th position in the Index.
    • This is a significant improvement from the 10-year global rank of 82.
  • In India, at least 61% of Indians helped strangers. Meanwhile, 34% volunteered for a cause and 36% donated money.
Other key takeaways from the World Giving Index 2021:

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  • Topped by: Indonesia has topped the index. It was followed by Kenya in second place.
  • Four African nations are in the top 10 in the index. Three of them (Nigeria, Ghana, and Uganda) are for the first time in the top 10.
  • More than 3 billion people helped someone they didn’t know in 2020.
  • Despite or perhaps because of the pandemic, money donation increased across the globe.
  • Moreover, more people donated money in 2020 than had done so in the last five years (31 percent).

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Source: Indian Express

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