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12 Oct, 2017

New IRTI Report Underscores Growing Popularity of Islamic Social Finance

Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 12 October 2017 – A new report published by the Islamic Research and Training Institute (IRTI) of the Islamic Development Bank Group has demonstrated that Islamic social finance comprising zakah, waqf, and not-for-profit microfinance is attracting increasing interest in Central Asian countries, the Balkans, and the Russian Federation. The 'IRTI Islamic( Read more )

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15 Sep, 2017

IRTI Partners With Ateon and Settlemint to Develop Blockchain Based Financial Product

Jeddah- 17 October 2017: The Islamic Research and Training Institute (IRTI), a member of the Islamic Development Bank Group, signed an agreement with Ateon to build a block-chain based product that can potentially be used to support  development and financial inclusion in IDB member countries. Ateon, a member of Alhamrani Group of Companies in Saudi( Read more )

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18 May, 2017

IDB Islamic Finance Forum Outlines Actions to Promote Youth Entrepreneurship

Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 18 May 2017- The 12th Islamic Development Bank (IDB) Global Forum on Islamic Finance has outlined the role of Islamic finance in providing venture capital and crowdfunding to support youth-led innovation-driven businesses in developing countries. The forum was organized jointly by the Islamic Research and Training Institute (IRTI) and Enterprise Development( Read more )

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17 May, 2017

New IDBG / UNDP report identifies steps to leverage Islamic Finance for Impact Investing

The Islamic Development Bank (IDB) Group and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) have launched a new report that spells out the potentials of Islamic finance in impact investment for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The report, titled "I for Impact: Blending Islamic Finance and Impact Investing for the Global Goals", was( Read more )

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05/04/2020

IRTI Massive Open Online Courses in Islamic Economics and Finance

Seven Courses, All Self-Paced From 15 April to 31 December 2020 Program Link Islamic Banking: Principles, Practice and Risk Management Enroll here Islamic Finance and Banking: Modes of Finance Enroll here Islamic Finance and Capital Markets Enroll here Islamic Finance and Capital Markets: Structure and Trading of Sukuk Enroll here Islamic Money Markets and Sukuk( Read more )

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01/07/2020

Nominations Open for IsDB Prize for Impactful Achievement in Islamic Economics

The Islamic Research and Training Institute (IRTI) would like to announce the call for nominations for the newly reformed Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Prize for Impactful Achievement in Islamic Economics for the year 1442H (2021G). The Prize aims to recognise, reward and encourage creative projects that successfully solve important development challenges in the IsDB Member( Read more )

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29/12/2019

Call for Papers – The 12th International Conference on Islamic Economics & Finance

The Islamic Research and Training Institute (IRTI) and Istanbul Sabahattin Zaim University are organizing the 12th International Conference on Islamic Economics and Finance, scheduled to be held on 14-16 June 2020 in Istanbul, Turkey. Themed “Sustainable Development for Real Economy”, the conference will provide a platform for dialogue and discussions between policymakers, academics, researchers, graduate( Read more )

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14/06/2020

IRTI Partners with Samsung-backed Blocko's E24P to Launch Blockchain-based Smart Credit Management Platform

The Islamic Research and Training Institute (IRTI) of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Group has partnered with the Samsung-backed blockchain technology firm Blocko to build a blockchain-based innovative credit enhancement system. The patented Smart Credit Management System minimizes the risks associated with credit financing to businesses and consumers through the use of new economic incentive( Read more )

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21/11/2020

Alongside G20 Summit, IRTI Launches Saudi Arabia Islamic Finance Country Report

With about $900bn assets, Islamic finance can be a catalyst to the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 In conjunction with the G20 Summit being held in Saudi Arabia on 21-22 November 2020, the Islamic Research and Training Institute (IRTI) of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Group has published the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Islamic Finance Country Report.( Read more )

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08/10/2020

IRTI Launches Smart Economy Grants to Promote Technology-Based Development Solutions

The Islamic Research and Training Institute (IRTI) of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Group has announced the launching of the Smart Economy Grants Program, offering cash awards of up to USD 10,000 for projects involving the application of emerging technologies to spur knowledge-driven economic transformation. Applications are invited from researchers, professionals and entrepreneurs engaged in( Read more )

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