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​Comprehensive human development and the development of Islamic financial services industry constitute strategic thrust areas of the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) Group. While the importance of human capital development and capacity building for socio-economic progress can be hardly overemphasized, promotion of Islamic finance is believed to make significant contribution towards enhancing financial inclusion in IDB member countries.

The Islamic Research and Training Institute (IRTI), as a member of the IDB Group, aims at developing human capital through organizing training programs, orientation, and knowledge seminars, using traditional as well as modern distances learning and e-learning methods. Activities also involve improving quality, efficiency, impact and cost-effectiveness of training programs, income generating, developing training packages and building partnerships with the private sector institutions.

IRTI maintains close liaison with national, regional and international institutions of repute and centers of excellence, in implementing its training activities. On the average, IRTI organizes 30 Member Country Technical Assistance training programmes for the benefit of Member Countries, with varied levels of participation ranging between International, regional and national programs.

Since its establishment in 1401H (1981G), as the research and training arm of the IDB, IRTI has been organizing training courses in multiple languages, i.e. Arabic, English and French, on the following themes using its rich experience accumulated over years in conducting such courses, at local, national, regional and international levels. A large proportion of these courses are in the field of Islamic banking and finance in conformity with the vision, mission and goals of IRTI:

  • Islamic Economics
  • Islamic Banking and Finance
  • Shari’ah Compliance
  • Poverty Alleviation
  • Private Sector Development
  • Macroeconomic Management  


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Contact for More Information

Dr. Rami Abdelkafi, Training Division Manager

E-mail: rabdelkafi@isdb.org​​ | Tel: +966 12 646 6230  

​Fax: +966 12 637 8927