Islamic Finance Documents

17.12.2017 | A. Ahmad, A. Alawode and al. | The World Bank

This PPIAF (Public-Private Infrastructure Advisory facility)-funded report aims to discuss and disseminate information on how Islamic finance has been applied in infrastructure projects through PPP schemes, what the structural challenges and...

31.03.2017 | N. Chehade, A. Navarro, Y. Barnier et al. | CGAP, Arab Monetary Fund

This paper explores the landscape of measuring financial inclusion in the Arab world. the AMF and its task force will be working closely with CGAP, the Alliance for Financial Inclusion, and GIZ, among others, to advance measurement of financial...

20.02.2017 | World Bank, IDBG | Islamic Development Bank Group (IDBG)

Income inequality has increased considerably in the aftermath of the financial crisis of 2007–08 to the extent that one percent of global population possess almost half of the global assets. Whereas the development community is unanimous to tackle...

31.08.2016 | M. Khaled, K. Beshay | Sanabel, IFC

This report: i) attempts to define the VSE segment; ii) reviews the microfinance sector’s efforts to serve the VSE segment, based on survey results; iii) assesses the scale of these efforts; iv) identifies key challenges; v) assesses the levels of...

31.03.2016 | M. El Hamiani Khatat | IMF

This paper discusses key issues related to the conduct of monetary policy in countries that have Islamic banks. It describes the macrofinancial background and monetary policy frameworks where Islamic banks typically operate, and discusses the...

29.02.2016 | N. Kyriakos-Saad, M. Vasquez, C. El Khoury, A. El Murr | IMF

The money laundering (ML) and terrorist financing (TF) risks associated with conventional finance are generally well identified and understood by the relevant national authorities. There is, however, no common understanding of ML/TF risks associated...

31.01.2016 | F. Léon, L. Weill | Université de Strasbourg

The aim of this paper is to investigate the impact of Islamic banking development on access to credit. The authors combine data from a unique hand-collected database that covers Islamic banks over the period of 2000 to 2005 with firm-level data...

01.12.2015 | The Economist Intelligence Unit | The Economist

“Mapping Africa’s Islamic economy” is a report by The Economist Intelligence Unit. The findings are based on desk research and interviews with experts, conducted by The Economist Intelligence Unit.

31.10.2015 | M. Obaidullah, N. S. Shirazi | Islamic Development Bank Group

This edition of the Islamic Social Finance Report (ISFR) presents the trends, future challenges and prospects for the various segments of the Islamic social finance sector in six Sub-Saharan African countries, namely Sudan, Nigeria, Kenya,...

15.06.2015 | M. Hussain, A. Shahmoradi, R. Turk | IMF

Islamic finance has started to grow in international finance across the globe, with some concentration in few countries. Nearly 20 percent annual growth of Islamic finance in recent years seems to point to its resilience and broad appeal, partly...

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