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Last Updated : Mar 07, 2018 05:45 PM IST | Source: Moneycontrol.com

The world's 10 most giving countries - link between wealth and generosity is questionable

UK-based Charities Aid Foundation ranked countries based on their generosity in 2016. Their World Giving Index scored countries on three yardsticks - the amount of money donated, participation in volunteering, and helping a stranger.

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Netherlands | With 51 percent of the population participating in charitable activities, Netherlands stands at no. 10. (Photo: Reuters)
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Netherlands | With 51 percent of the population participating in charitable activities, Netherlands stands at no. 10. (Photo: Reuters)

United Arab Emirates (UAE) | Though the UAE has the same World Giving Index score as Netherlands, it ranks higher on the criteria of helping strangers. The UAE has a score of 71 percent on that benchmark, as opposed to Netherland's 51 percent. (Photo: Reuters)
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United Arab Emirates (UAE) | Though the UAE has the same World Giving Index score as Netherlands, it ranks higher on the criteria of helping strangers. The UAE has a score of 71 percent on that benchmark, as opposed to Netherland's 51 percent. (Photo: Reuters)

Ireland | At no.8, Ireland has a 53 participation rate in charitable activities. (Photo: Reuters)
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Ireland | At no.8, Ireland has a 53 participation rate in charitable activities. (Photo: Reuters)

Canada | Canada stands at no. 7 with a World Giving Index score of 54 percent. (Photo: Reuters)
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Canada | Canada stands at no. 7 with a World Giving Index score of 54 percent. (Photo: Reuters)

Australia | Australia has a participation rate of 56 percent in charitable activities. CAF has given it a high score (63 percent) on the amount of money people donate. (Photo: Reuters)
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Australia | Australia has a participation rate of 56 percent in charitable activities. CAF has given it a high score (63 percent) on the amount of money people donate. (Photo: Reuters)

USA | At no. 5, the USA's ranking dropped in 2016, a trend seen in other wealthy countries such as Canada and Australia and even the United Kingdom. (Photo: Reuters)
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USA | At no. 5, the USA's ranking dropped in 2016, a trend seen in other wealthy countries such as Canada and Australia and even the United Kingdom. (Photo: Reuters)

New Zealand | About 57 percent of people in New Zealand participate in charitable activities. (Photo: Reuters)
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New Zealand | About 57 percent of people in New Zealand participate in charitable activities. (Photo: Reuters)

Kenya | At no. 3, Kenya's World Giving Index score has improved to 60 percent from 52 percent. The country had the highest score (76 percent) under helping a stranger. (Photo: Reuters)
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Kenya | At no. 3, Kenya's World Giving Index score has improved to 60 percent from 52 percent. The country had the highest score (76 percent) under helping a stranger. (Photo: Reuters)

Indonesia | Indonesia has the same World Giving Index score as Kenya. But it ranks higher than Kenya on the yardsticks of donating money and volunteering time. (Photo: Reuters)
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Indonesia | Indonesia has the same World Giving Index score as Kenya. But it ranks higher than Kenya on the yardsticks of donating money and volunteering time. (Photo: Reuters)

Myanmar | With a World Giving Index of score of 60 percent, Myanmar tops the list. The country's position refutes the link between wealth and generosity. CAF cites the Theravada Buddhist way of life as a possible reason for the inclination towards charity. (Photo: Reuters)
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Myanmar | With a World Giving Index of score of 60 percent, Myanmar tops the list. The country's position refutes the link between wealth and generosity. CAF cites the Theravada Buddhist way of life as a possible reason for the inclination towards charity. (Photo: Reuters)

First Published on Mar 7, 2018 01:54 pm
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