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.


H.E Dr. Bandar Hajjar, President IsDB Group met with Mr Bruno Bensasson, Chairman of the International Financial Institutions Council of MEDEF & CEO at MEDEF International and delegates from 25 French business organisations to discuss ways to strengthen the partnership with French institutions supporting the achievement of SDGs in developing countries, particularly in Africa.
The Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) have partnered to launch an urgent call for innovation to find and reward solutions for strengthening national health systems in the area of breast and cervical cancer prevention.
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.
The competition is an internal competition within the bank launched by Science Technology and Innovation (STI) Department in its effort to mainstream the benefit of STI within the IsDBG operations.

IsDB 45th Annual General Meeting

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

The Board of Governors of the Islamic Development Bank Group (IsDB Group) holds an Annual Meeting to discuss development issues and institutional matters. The meeting attracts over than 1,000 participants and offers an ideal platform for decision makers to discuss challenges and explore opportunities facing IsDB Group member countries. This year’s theme is “Shaping New Frontiers for Sustainable Development”.