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Bangladesh among Asia's top 10 generous countries

Bangladesh stood ninth among its Asian neighbours in an international ranking of generous countries.

With an overall score of 31 percent, the country has been ranked 74 in the world and fourth in South Asia in the CAF World Giving Index 2018 prepared by British organisation Charities Aid Foundation (CAF).

Indonesia was found most generous in the world scoring 59 percent. The other countries that made it to the top 10 are: Singapore, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Mongolia, Nepal, Republic of Korea, Thailand and Philippines, according to the CAF index.

However, Bangladesh was seventh in the table of top 10 countries where people help a stranger. The CAF index includes data from 146 countries that was collected throughout 2017.   





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"With as many as 2.4 billion people set to join the world's middle classes by 2030, it is crucial that we ensure that the groundwork is put in place to support and encourage a mass engagement in giving," the report said.

"We estimate that if the world's middle classes were to give just 0.5 percent of their spending – less than the average UK household gives and about the same as people in the Republic of Korea – that could amount to $319 billion in resources for civil society organisations annually in 2030," it added.

Significantly more people across the globe reported helping a stranger and volunteering time in 2017. But the proportion of people who donated money has declined for the second year in a row and is the lowest since 2013.

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