About IsDBI Blogs


IsDBI Blogs is a platform for exchange of innovative ideas and new insights on a wide range of contemporary issues in Islamic economics & finance, sustainable development and related matters. The purpose of the blog is to help researchers, development practitioners, policymakers and the public to better understand key global issues from the Islamic economics perspective, and to spur policy action towards addressing socio-economic problems.


The views expressed on this platform are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official stance of the Islamic Development Bank Institute (IsDBI), the Islamic Development Bank or its Executive Directors and the countries they represent. IsDBI does not guarantee the accuracy of the assertions made in the blog articles.

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Editorial Committee

  1. Habeeb Idris Pindiga, Associate Manager, Knowledge Horizons, IsDBI
  2. Dr. Imed Drine, Associate Manager, Regional Cooperation & Integration, IsDB
  3. Dr. Turkhan Ali Abdul Manap, Senior Research Economist, IsDBI
  4. Dr. Arif Oduncu, Senior Economist, IsDB
  5. Dr. Wejdan Kenali, Senior Editor, IsDBI
  6. Dr. Mahmoud Bekri, Research Economist, IsDBI

Guidelines for Submission

Thank you for your interest in submitting a blog article to the IsDBI Blogspot. Please review the submission guidelines below to ensure your article meets our requirements.

Original Work: All submitted articles must be original and not previously published elsewhere.

Topics: We welcome blog articles on Islamic economics & finance, sustainable development, and related areas.

Language: IsDBI Blogspot supports content in both English and Arabic languages. You may submit blog articles in either of the two languages.

Word Count: Articles should be between 1,000 and 1,200 words, but the editorial committee may consider longer articles in exceptional cases. During the initial review stage, the word count of your article will be verified to ensure it falls within the specified range.

Formatting: Make sure to include a title and the author’s byline in your article, which should include their full name and job title. Additionally, please provide a 100-word bio and an email address with your submission. Please also include a high-resolution headshot of the author.

Writing Style: To create engaging articles, keep them brief and easy to understand for non-experts. Avoid using technical jargon as much as possible.

Readability: Consider using headings, bullet points, and numbered lists to make your article easy to read and understand. Use informative headings to guide readers through your article and create a logical structure. It is also important to ensure that your article’s title accurately represents its content for a more engaging read.

Visualizations: You are encouraged to include visual aids to support your article. If you choose to use images, ensure that they are your own. The editorial committee may select one if you don’t provide an image.

Optional Video Clip: Authors may optionally submit a 2-minute video for further explanation or analysis of their article.

File Format: Please submit your article in Word format with hyperlinks included for references and additional content. For references without hyperlink, please add as footnotes. (it will appear in the blog as pop-up)

Eligibility: All Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Group employees can submit articles. Submissions by external authors are by invitation only.

Editorial Discretion: The editorial committee reserves the right to accept, reject, or request modifications to ensure all submissions meet blog requirements.

Target Audience: Policymakers and practitioners, Development organizations, and Researchers.

Up-to-date Data: Ensure that any data or statistics referenced in your article are up to date, preferably less than six months old and no more than one year old. Blog articles with outdated data may be subject to rejection.

Submission Process: Please submit your articles or feedback to [email protected].

Thank you for considering publishing your article on IsDBI Blogs. We appreciate your contribution and look forward to receiving your submission.