Islamic Finance: A Catalyst for Shared Prosperity?

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Date Published: 
Oct 2016

Global report on Islamic finance sectors and how they can contribute to shared prosperity

This report provides a comprehensive overview of the existing status of various Islamic finance sectors and identifies major challenges hindering the growth of Islamic finance. It also identifies policy interventions and tools for policymakers to leverage the principles of Islamic finance in an effort to eradicate extreme poverty and work toward a more equitable distribution of wealth. The main message of the report is that Islamic finance, built on a foundation of social and economic justice, can contribute to shared prosperity through the principles of inclusive participation and risk sharing.

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