The Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) has named Indonesia the world's most-giving nation for the sixth consecutive year.
The CAF’s 2022 report released said Indonesia was first with a 68 percent index, with eight out of ten people donating money and six out of ten volunteering their time.
CAF's World Giving Index has been compiled for more than a decade. This study looks at the evidence about the most important questions about helping a stranger, giving money, and giving time.
The report said, "During 2021, more than eight in ten people donated money and more than six in ten (63%) volunteered time."
According to the study, religion and the large religious communities in Indonesia have been key factors in more people getting involved and helping out over the past five years.
"These results could also be driven by community-focused cultural traditions such as Indonesia’s 'gotong-royong', which unite people in times of increased need, including during the COVID-19 pandemic," said the report.
In the CAF report, Rizal Algamar, chairman of the Executive Committee of the Indonesia Philanthropy Association, is quoted as saying, "Indonesia's philanthropic tradition of working together, or 'gotong royong,; has always been clear."
"It is great to see it being recognized for its strengths and attracting interest from outside Indonesia as well," said Algamar.
"Religious giving strongly influences Indonesia's giving culture, with zakat driving many people's philanthropic work," Algamar said, adding that Indonesia's philanthropic eco-system is also becoming more sophisticated and diverse, with collaboration and collective action at its heart.
The same report said that Kenya (61%) ranked second globally in the recently launched World Giving Index 2022 annual report, followed by the United States (59%), Australia (55%), and New Zealand (54%).
Myanmar is the second most giving country in Asia. It is the only other Asian country in the top 10, ranking sixth with a generosity rate of 52%.
The CAF, through the Gallup system, a company that does market research, asked people in 119 countries for information for the World Giving Index 2022.
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The organization believes that the agents of long-lasting change exist across industries and boundaries, in the hearts, minds, and hands of those who are motivated to make a difference.
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