Generosity around the world is in decline, a new report said this week, with the proportion of people giving money in 2016 at its lowest level in three years. One continent is bucking the trend: Africa saw an increase in all three giving behaviours (helping a stranger, donating money, and volunteering time) measured by Charities Aid Foundation’s World Giving Index 2017. However, the country with the highest charity level is in Asia, as the people of Myanmar have been the most generous for the fourth year running. This is likely due to what the authors say are “small, frequent acts” of donating money to those leading a monastic lifestyle, despite the fact that Myanmar is a lower middle income country according to the World Bank. Its high score stands in contrast with revelations about severe human rights abuses against the Rohingya minority, which were in the spotlight again this week.