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Financing social protection

Countries need to pursue a range of financing options to close this financing gap. However, they confront a number of structural challenges, including pervasive economic informality, tax evasion at…

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Jeffrey Sachs | Opening Remarks at TES Solutions Day

The Solutions Day at the Transforming Education Summit provided a platform for partners to mobilize support to launch or scale up initiatives connected to the Summit Thematic Action tracks.…

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Case Study: Pioneering Green Sukuk: The Technical Assistance of UNDP in Indonesia

UNDP is working together with Indonesia’s Financial Services Authority to promote sustainable finance and working closely with the Ministry of Finance to strengthen the public finance…

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Case Study: Unlocking Zakat to Help Communities: UNDP Indonesia

Engaging with Islamic finance is a part of UNDP’s global strategy. In this regard, partnerships are forming in Indonesia and other UNDP country offices. Through its Innovative Financing Lab,…

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Opportunities of Impact: Resilient Global Developers’ Network

The second impact is a resilient global developers’ network. IsDB, after taking stock of the limitations of its old operational and financial models, is revamping the way it approaches its…

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The IsDB Green Sukuk

IsDB issued its debut green Sukuk in 2019 raising €1 billion which is committed to projects in renewable energy, clean transportation, energy efficiency, pollution prevention and control,…

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Opportunities of Impact: Joint Green Industrial Innovation

The third impact is joint green industrial innovation. For IsDB, the industrialization of the member countries is imperative to simultaneously increase the competitiveness of each country and plug…

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Engagement of Development Institutions with Islamic Finance

Multilateral development institutions have been engaging with Islamic finance through a broad range of activities, including financing, Sukuk, technical assistance and research. There are examples…

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The Affinity Between Multilateral Policy Objectives and Islamic Finance

Islamic finance institutions are identifying the Sustainable Development Goals as an area of priority both from a multilateral perspective and from country-level and institutional-level perspectives;…

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Introduction for the Development Professional

There is often an overlap between the objectives of development institutions and those of Islamic finance stakeholders. The opportunity to collaborate in areas of shared interest can be significant​…

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Potential Challenges for Development Institutions in Engaging with Islamic Finance Stakeholders

Along with the opportunities for development institutions in working with Islamic finance stakeholders in pursuit of the common and overlapping objectives, there are also challenges which may…

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Challenges in Practice

Considerable challenges exist in the practice of impact measurement and management. Even so, there are also common drivers uniting practitioners trying to overcome these challenges. This video is…

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Impact Investing Part II

The Acumen Fund’s private equity investment in Ziqitza Healthcare and the investments in ProCredit Holding are two cases of good practice in impact investing, with lower rates of financial…

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Blended Finance

Blended finance employs the strategic use of development finance and philanthropic funds to mobilize private capital flows to emerge and frontier markets. It is a method of layering investments to…

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Shariah Governance Framework: Key Components Part I

The key components of the Shariah governance framework include a Central Shariah Board at the national or regulatory level, and a Shariah Supervisory Board and the Internal Shariah Department at the…

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Shariah Governance Framework and Shariah Non-Compliance Risk

Corporate governance in Islamic financial institutions has the same structure as a conventional institution but with an additional layer of Shariah governance. Shariah compliance is a “Raison…

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