Islamic Development Bank

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The Call for New Applications for the IsDB Scholarship Programmes for the Year 2020-2021 is Now Open. The deadline for submission of applications is February 28th, 2020.

The IsDB is committed to empower women to play pivotal role in social and economic development of their societies and countries. As such, the IsDB is strongly encouraging the female candidates to apply for IsDB Scholarships.


The world’s population is growing, but it is in Africa where this challenge is particularly acute. We know Africa as the place where human life began - a place with an ancient and noble history, but today it is also a place that is becoming home to more children than any other place on earth. Already, 77% of population is below age of 35.
Niamey, Niger Republic 09 January 2020: The Islamic Solidarity Fund for Development (ISFD), the poverty alleviation arm of Islamic Development Bank (IsDB), the government of the Republic of Niger and several international partners have joined forces to enroll 2.6 million Out of School children (OOSC) to school by the year 2030. This is one of the key objectives of a workshop on OOSC organized by the ISFD in Niamey, the capital of Niger from 8-9 January 2020.
The Islamic Development Bank will host Transformers Summit 2019 in partnership with the Government of Senegal to explore the future of the world’s cities. Macky Sall, Youssou N’Dour and Forest Whitaker to join world’s top entrepreneurs changing the future of inclusive, safe and resilient cities at this year’s Transformers Summit in Dakar.
Manama, Bahrain, November 3, 2019: During the opening session of the 14th Annual Conference organized by the Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI), the President of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Group H.E. Dr. Bandar Hajjar stated that “Islamic finance institutions should consider the untapped potential of Islamic Fintech and its likely role of catalyst to overcome current standardization challenges.”