Twenty six countries significantly increased crucial social goods such as helpfulness and the willingness to pay taxes under Corona. This is the result of the World Social Capital Monitor, which has been conducted in 50 languages including rare African languages such as Afan Oromo, Kiswahili and Tigrinya. The inclusion of Africa allowed us to report on 46 out of 53 African countries.
The Monitor is the result of more than 20 years research on social goods and social capital that Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz in 1999 called "a tacit knowledge." Most of the countries are in need of capital to finance their public goods during the Corona pandemic. Public finance entirely depends on social goods such as trust, helpfulness, and the willingness to pay taxes.
Unfortunately, many governments, NGOs and IGOs still reject these new and crucial indicators.