Kenya ranked 3rd most generous nation worldwide.But where do other African countries rank?

Kenya has leaped from twelfth place to third after Indonesia and Myanmar in the World Giving Index.

Kenya has jumped from twelfth place to third position after Indonesia and Myanmar in the World Giving Index.

In a report compiled by Charities Aid Foundation, which formulates the leading global index of generosity, the country has increased eight percentage points from 52% to 60%, in the annual index of giving, volunteering and helping strangers.

The CAF World Giving Index is based on a survey of more than 146,000 people in 139 countries. It measures numbers giving cash, participating in volunteering and helping a stranger.

This year, the global index dropped slightly compared to 2016. Donating money and helping a stranger fell by nearly 2 percent, while volunteering dropped about 1 percent.

Even though global generosity appears to have contracted, the decline is most evident amongst developed nations which failed to maintain the increases made in 2016.

The USA, the UK and Australia all fell three places with only six of the G20 largest economies in the world featuring in this year’s top 20.

Africa was in a 2016 survey the only continent to report a continent-wide increase of its index generosity score when compared to its five-year average.

And while Kenya came out third in the report, Business Insider SSA takes a look at some of the African countries that made it to the Top 50 list:

  • Kenya

Ranking:3

Score: 60%

  • Sierra Leone

Ranking: 12

Score: 49%

  • Liberia

Ranking: 14

Score: 46%

  • Zambia

Ranking: 18

Score: 45%

  • Uganda

Ranking: 22

Score: 44%

  • Ghana

Ranking: 23

Score: 43%

  • South Africa

Ranking: 24

Score: 43%

  • Mauritius

Ranking: 27

Score: 42%

  • Nigeria

Ranking: 28

Score: 42%

  • Malawi

Ranking: 36

Score: 40%

  • Libya

Ranking: 42

Score: 39%

  • Somalia

Ranking: 47

Score: 37%

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