Turkmenistan ranked among the top 20 countries in the world's charity rating. The state ranked 19th among 126 participants in the assessment. Its World Philanthropy Index was 43% out of 100.
This indicator for Turkmenistan is the highest among the countries of the Central Asian region and the CIS member states. Germany also scored a similar percentage.
Turkmenistan's neighbors have the following statistics: Uzbekistan received 41%, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan, respectively, 36% and 33%, and Kazakhstan - 26%. The leaders of the ranking are the United States and Myanmar, each with 58%. New Zealand was ranked third with 57%.
In calculating the index, indicators such as monetary contributions and the number of people involved in providing charitable assistance, as well as people's attitudes toward the activities of volunteers and philanthropists, were taken into account.
The World Giving Index is the largest survey of philanthropy in the world. The latest report, presented for 2019, was compiled based on an analysis of data from 2009 to 2018. The study paid special attention to philanthropic activities carried out in times of economic crisis, economic recovery and geopolitical turmoil.