Posted by Aston Avery

Call on government to draw up a national strategy for philanthropy

The UK is the third most generous population in the world when it comes to giving money to charity, behind only Indonesia and Myanmar. But new research by Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) has found the country drops to 58th in the world for volunteering and 112th for helping a stranger. 

The CAF World Giving Index is one of the biggest surveys on giving ever produced. This year’s Index includes data from 145 countries, representing more than 95% of the global adult population. People from around the world are asked just three questions: have they helped a stranger, given money or volunteered for a good cause over the past month. 

When the results of these questions are combined, Indonesia tops the list of most generous population for the sixth year in a row, While Ukraine comes second, climbing from 10th last year. The UK drops to 17th in the world overall. 

Aston spoke to Caroline Jones from Charities Aid Foundation.

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