Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) is a leading international charity registered in the United Kingdom, with nine offices covering six continents. They exist to make giving go further.
The aim of the CAF World Giving Index is to provide insight into the scope and nature of giving around the world. In order to ensure that giving is understood in its various forms, the report looks at three aspects of giving behaviour. The questions that lie at the heart of the report are:
Helped a stranger, or someone you didn’t know who needed help?
Donated money to a charity?
Volunteered your time to an organisation?
This ninth edition of the CAF World Giving Index presents giving data from across the globe over a five year period (2013-2017). The CAF World Giving Index 2018 includes data from 146 countries that was collected throughout 2017.
Iran has been recognized and evaluated from 2014 since now, as a eligible country for review at the CAF.
Table 1: Top 20 countries in the CAF World Giving Index with score and participation in giving behaviours.
Unfortunately, Iran isn’t in Top 20 countries in the CAF World Giving Index table in 2018.
Leaving the top 20 this year
according to table 2, Iran, which falls from 17th (2017) to 29th (2018) place!
table 2: Caf World Giving Index full table; 2018
Zambia, which slips from 18th place to 21st; Germany, also slipping three places to rank 22nd; and Thailand, which falls right down from 16th place to 62nd place, its lowest ever ranking and score by some margin.
This is most likely to have been caused by a crack down by the military junta on financial mismanagement and corruption in the Buddhist temples , and specifically new laws introduced in early 2017 that brought in much more stringent restrictions on donations to monks.
The number of people donating money in Iran
According to Table 3, Although Iran is out of the first 20 countries in the CAF World Giving Index 2018, But is still in Top 10 countries by the number of people donating money donations.
Table 3: Top 10 countries by the number of people donating money; 2018
Source: CAF Website
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