UNDP To Support Zakat for Development in IndonesiaMar 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.
UNDP Communications Specialist