Global goodwill and generosity

 Charities Aid Foundation of the U.K. recently came up with a new way to measure generosity. Generosity indices are not new, but many measure solely on the basis of economic factors, such total international aid as a percentage of GDP. 

But Charities Aid Foundation  surveyed 153 nations and ranked countries on their willingness to donate time and money and on their willingness to help strangers.

The foundation asked people if they had donated money or time in the last month and if they had helped a stranger in the last month. Haven’t seen the full  methodology, but it’s great to see someone’s working to see social capital, wealth and generosity in new ways.

Very happy to see some of our favorite countries among the top dozen.  Special congratulations to the infrequently recognized Lao PDR. Great folks.


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