World Giving Index 2014 – Ukraine on place 103
19 November 2014 12:59
November 18, Charities Aid Foundation published its fifth World Giving Index.
The fifth edition of the World Giving Index presents the data on charitable behavior over a five years period, from 2009 to 2013. It includes the data from 135 world countries collected during the year 2013. The World Giving Index score is based on an average of three measures of giving behavior – the percentage of people who donate money to a charity, volunteer their time and help a stranger.
This year Burma (Myanmar) shares first place with the United States of America. Ukraine ranks 103 in the report sharing its place with Benign, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Estonia and Nagorno-Karabakh Region. The percentage score is 23. In comparison to the previous year, Ukraine’s score has decreased by one percentage point. However since the launch of the index when Ukraine only came on place 153 our country shows a significant positive increase across all types of giving behavior.
In the three areas of charitable behavior Ukraine scored as following:
- charity donations – place 123;
- volunteering – place 43;
- helping a stranger – place 118.
“The data we have here clearly does not represent the engagement of Ukrainians in charitable giving”, comments Oleksandr Maksymchuk, President of the Association of Charities of Ukraine. Given the present situation in the country, Ukraine experiences an unusual positive growth in the charitable sector. For Ukrainians the engagement across all types of giving is now a commonplace activity. The Revolution of Dignity changed our society completely as both citizens and businesses throughout the country demonstrate high levels of social responsibility. The pro-European rallies united Ukrainians and manifested the importance of mutual help and support. Today we do everything in our power to help the soldiers who are defending our sovereignty in the east. And we are confident that in the future the generosity of our people will only grow stronger.
The Index’s data represents the level of charity in Ukraine before the anti-government protests of 2014, suggested Mr. Maksymchuk. “The fifth World Giving Index shows Ukrainians their level of involvement in charity before the Revolution of Dignity”, he concluded.
For more information and results, please go to https://www.cafonline.org.