UNDP To Support Zakat for Development in Indonesia

Mar 15, 2017


JAKARTA – Ending poverty and inequality are some of today’s greatest challenges that the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) aim to overcome. Considering Islamic principles support a socially inclusive development, funding from Islamic giving, zakat, has the potential to play a crucial role in accomplishing the SDGs.

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the National Board of Zakat (Baznas) recognize this potential and agree to collaborate in ensuring zakat have a bigger impact on Indonesia’s development.

“We welcome  Baznas’ commitment to support to the Sustainable Development Goals, in particular  on eliminating poverty and inequalities, and providing quality healthcare, education, and clean water and sanitation. With its long experience in development, UNDP will work Baznas to harness the full potential of zakat to improve the life of the people and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals in Indonesia,” says UNDP Indonesia Country Director Christophe Bahuet, who signed the letter of intent with Baznas Chairman Bambang Sudibyo during the opening of the World Zakat Forum today.

 

Contact Information:

Alice Budisatrijo
UNDP Communications Specialist
francesca.b@undp.org
+628118824358