In news– Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) released the World Giving Index (WGI) 2021.
About the index-
- This year’s index highlights the impact of lockdowns on charitable giving.
- Indonesia remains in the first place, followed by Kenya.
- India is at 14th place, up from the 10-year global rank of 82.
- The improvement in India is seen across all the age groups and amongst both men and women.
- USA, Canada, Ireland, the UK, and the Netherlands fell out of the highest rankings.
- Only Australia and New Zealand have maintained their top 10 rankings.
- Countries including Nigeria, Ghana, Uganda, and Kosovo moved up the rankings and made their first appearance in the top 10.
- More than half (55%) of the world’s adults (3 billion people) reported helping someone they didn’t know in 2020.
- More people donated money in 2020 than had done so in the last five years (31%).
- The Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) is a registered UK charity.
- It provides services and assistance to UK and international charities and their donors, and promotes general donation to charities.
- It was founded in 1974 with headquarters in Kings Hill, Kent, UK.
- It is responsible for the UK arm of Giving Tuesday, the global day of giving.
It releases an annual global report of generosity, called the World Giving Index, that ranks most countries in the world across three measures – helping a stranger, donating money, and volunteering.