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The Top 20 Most Charitable Countries In The World, 2015

With 9 out of 10 adults donating money to charity and half the population volunteering their time, Myanmar is the world’s most magnanimous nation, according to a new report from the London-based Charitable Aid Foundation (CAF).

Last year, the United States tied for first with Myanmar for the title of the most generous country. This year, America dropped down to second, while New Zealand completes the podium.

Following the U.S. are New Zealand in third place, Canada in fourth and Australia in fifth. Other countries in the top 10 are the United Kingdom, Netherlands, Sri Lanka, Ireland, and Malaysia.

While Burundi is the least, followed by China, Yemen and Lithuania, according to CAF’s World Giving Index, which measures the charitable behaviour of countries by polling people on how often they donate to charity, how often they volunteer and how often they help strangers.

The Top 20 Most Charitable Countries In The World, 2015:

Top 20 Charitable Countries In The World, 2015

1. Myanmar
2. United States of America
3. New Zealand
4. Canada
5. Australia

6. United Kingdom
7. Netherlands
8. Sri Lanka
9. Ireland
10. Malaysia

11.  Kenya
12. Malta
13. Bahrain
14. United Arab Emirates
15. Norway

16. Guatemala
17. Bhutan
18. Kyrgyzstan
19. Thailand
20. Germany

Charitable Countries In The World

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Prof. Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj
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He received his Ph.D. in Finance and Banking from the European Global School, Paris, France. He also received his Doctoral Degree in Chartered Accountancy from the European International University Paris, France, and a Doctorate in Business Administration from Kyiv National University of Technologies and Design (KNUTD), Ukraine. He earned his Master of Business Administration degree in Finance and his master’s degree in Chartered Accountancy (CA) from European Global School Paris. Dr. Amarendra also holds a Master of Business Administration degree in International Relations and Affairs from the American University of Athens, Alabama, United States.

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