Why Britain’s philanthropy is still thriving
After a week of tumultuous weather across the globe, a recent report by the Charities Aid Foundation appears, at first glance, to add to the general gloom. The 2017 edition of the World Giving Index found that the share of the world’s population aged 15 or older who have helped a stranger or given time or money to charity fell overall in 2016. This drop was most marked in developed nations, such at the US and the UK. In contrast, Myanmar remained the world’s most generous country for the fourth year in a row.
However, a closer look at the figures reveals that, on the whole, we are still more charitable than not, writes Sophie Wettern.
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