3rd Annual Symposium on Islamic Finance 2017 (IDBWBS 2017)

3rd Annual Symposium on Islamic Finance 2017 (IDBWBS 2017)

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۳rd Annual Symposium on Islamic Finance 2017 (IDBWBS 2017) 

نشست «اهداف توسعه پایدار و نقش تأمین مالی اسلامی» با حضور دکتر امین محسنی، مدیر انتشارات و ارتباطات بین‌الملل اندیشکده مطالعات حاکمیت و سیاست‌گذاری، در موسسهٔ آموزش و تحقیقات اسلامی بانک جهانی در تاریخ ۲۲ و ۲۳ آذرماه ۱۳۹۶ برگزار شد.


The World Bank

Islamic Research and Training Institute (IRTI)

Guidance Financial Group

۳rd Annual Symposium on Islamic Finance

“Sustainable Development Goals and The Role of Islamic Finance”

December 12-13, 2017, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Organised by

The World Bank Global Islamic Finance Development Center, Islamic Research and Training Institute (IRTI) & Guidance Financial Group

In collaboration with




The World Bank Global Islamic Finance Development Center, (GIFDC) based in Istanbul, is a knowledge hub aimed to help the World Bank client countries take advantage of the rapid growth of financial assets that are compliant with Islamic law and contribute to development of Islamic finance globally.

Islamic Research and Training Institute (IRTI), as the research and consulting arm of the Islamic Development Bank Group, is mandated to undertake cutting-edge research into frontier issues in the field of Islamic economics and finance and issues relating to comprehensive human development in line with the objectives (Maqasid) of Shari’ah.

Guidance Financial Group, (GFG) a privately held, international financial services company, specializes in creating, structuring and managing investment and consumer finance products and services that conform to Islamic requirements (Shariah). The company has pioneered the creation and development of unique, Shariah-compliant investment products for institutional investors, as well as financial products that address the unmet needs of millions of Islamic consumers. It has a special interest in supporting research activities.

World Bank, IRTI and Guidance Financials are pleased to organize an annual symposium bringing together a wide range of stakeholders from the industry, academia, and regulatory and supervisory areas and to engage in stimulating research. The aim is to promote exchange of cutting-edge ideas and foster objective discussion on Islamic economics and finance among academicians, policy makers, private sector and development practitioners. The symposium will allow people to gain practical and professional understanding of the field of Islamic economics and finance and will enhance awareness of major current issues impeding the advancement of the industry. The symposium expects to provide a well-represented and a well-attended platform for the participants to discuss new knowledge related to developing Islamic economics and finance. The series of symposium, which is 2-day event, is held in different countries each year with local co-organizer.

Given the global outreach of INCEIF coupled with Malaysia’s strategic importance as a hub of Islamic finance, The 3rd Symposium 2017 will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 12-13 December 2017 with the collaboration of INCEIF.  The theme of the symposium is Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Role of Islamic Finance.

On 25 September 2015, world leaders adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The Sustainable Development Goals, the new global development blueprint and the successor to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), defines global development priorities and aspirations for 2015 through 2030. This new development agenda seeks to achieve 17 goals and 169 targets will require unprecedented mobilization of resources to support their implementation due to the transformative and sustainable nature. In addition to action, dedication and collaboration of all actors, the success of the SDGs call for enormous financial and technical resources and its effective and efficient deployment. Though traditional development finance has remained the main tool for financing development in most developing countries, Islamic finance could be a strong and non-traditional source of financing for the SDGs. The Islamic financial asset has been increasing rapidly over the decade and the global Islamic asset is estimated to be US$ trillion 3.2 in 2020. The geographic reach of Islamic finance widened from Russia to Mozambique and South Korea to Suriname. The principles that emphasize sharing risks, linking finance with real economy activities, promoting socially inclusive activities has the great potential to contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

The proposed conference would provide a platform for the participants from multilateral development institutions, governmental institutions and bodies, private sector, and academia to discuss recent outlook of Islamic Finance and their potential role in supporting and achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)..

The organizers of the symposium are committed to promoting and developing Islamic finance industry believing that the development of Islamic finance can play an important role in promoting inclusive growth, reducing inequality and accelerating poverty reduction. The Symposium is expected to highlight how Islamic finance resonates clearly with the SDGs Agenda and it is the time to unleashing its potential is an opportunity for meeting the sustainable development goals.

The papers presented at the symposium will be published in an edited book. The organizers will have the full rights to publish accepted papers.


Submission of Full Paper:    October 1, 2017
Acceptance of Full Paper:    November 1, 2017

* Please kindly take note that all submitted paper should include detailed abstract.


Theoretical and empirical research papers are invited, in the following but not limited to these topics. Preference will be given to papers focusing on the theme of the symposium, i.e. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Role of Islamic Finance. We encourage new research—theoretical, empirical, and case studies in these areas but will also welcome existing but unpublished work.

۱)    How Islamic finance could play role in achieving SDGs?
۲)    Financial stability aspects of Islamic finance in achieving SDGs.
۳)    Role of Islamic finance in ending poverty
۴)    Case studies of successful financial inclusion through Islamic finance
۵)    Innovative financing for SDGs through Islamic finance
۶)    Innovative financing for infrastructure
۷)    Case studies of infrastructure financing
۸)    Case studies of development impact of Islamic finance
۹)    Case studies of successful SME financing models in Islamic finance
۱۰)    Role of Islamic finance in developing resilience against climate change
۱۱)    Case studies demonstrating reducing inequalities through Islamic finance
۱۲)    Financial inclusion of the poor through innovative business models
۱۳)    Islamic finance and developing an inclusive society
۱۴)    Islamic finance and empowering of women


۱٫ All papers must be submitted via online submission system.

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۲٫   Please submit extended abstract with detailed about topic, methodology, analytical framework, and an outline.
۳٫   Paper must be in Microsoft Word format (doc, docx). Please do not submit ZIP files.
۴٫   An academic committee will review the abstracts and papers and depending on the quality of the papers, up to 10 best papers will be selected for presentations.
۵٫   Please limit the use of acronyms, abbreviations and references in the abstract.
۶٫   Papers have to follow formatting: A4 paper, single-spaced, with Times New Roman 12.
۷٫   We recommend Harvard referencing system.
۸٫   Keywords for the article: 3-5 keywords are sufficient.


  • An award for the best paper will be presented at the symposium.
  • Please kindly note that one (1) author of each selected paper will be provided round-trip economy class air ticket and hotel accommodation during the symposium.


Islamic Research and Training Institute(IRTI)
(A Member of)
Islamic Development Bank Group (ISDB)
P. O. Box 9201 Jeddah 21413
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

World Bank Global Islamic Finance Development
Borsa Istanbul, Resitpasa Mahallesi
Tuncay Artun Caddesi, Emirgan
۳۴۴۶۷ Istanbul , Turkey


Lorong Universiti A , 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


In collaboration with