Which country is most generous?

November 20, 2014
Which country is most generous?

According to the World Giving Index, released annually by the Charities Aid Foundation, Myanmar holds the lead of most generous country in the world. The report explains:

This reflects the strong Theravada Buddhist community within Myanmar, with its estimated 500,000 monks (the highest proportion of monks to population of any Buddhist country) receiving support from lay devotees. Indeed, the practice of charitable giving or dana is integral to religious observance amongst Theravada Buddhists, with it being one of the key paths to earning good merit.