The Islamic Development Bank is a multilateral development bank (MDB), working to improvethe lives of those we serve by promoting social and economic development in Membercountries and Muslim communities worldwide, delivering impact at scale.

We provide the infrastructure to enable people to lead better lives and achieve their full potential.

Our Mission

We believe all people have the right to live in dignity and prosperity, and that nurturing economic growth is the best route out of poverty.

We equip people to drive their own economic and social progress at scale, putting the infrastructure in place to enable them to fulfil their potential.

We build collaborative partnerships between communities and nations, across the public and private sectors.

We foster innovative and sustainable solutions to the world’s greatest development challenges, as we work towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals.


This Center is recognized in Europe as a hub for the study and promotion of Islamic finance, which is based on an alternative and ethical financial system.

The center was launched in 2009 with the mission to be a hub for research, teaching, applying and promoting Islamic economics and finance amongst Spanish and international businesses, governments and future leaders.

The Center leverages from the experience of its partners: The Islamic Economics Institute at King Abdulaziz University and IE FOUNDATION.