Islamic development finance to target infrastructure, SMEs

Islamic banks and financial institutions are worth more than $1.7 trillion — and they're ready to invest. What development causes will benefit the most? A panel of experts weighed in on Thursday during the World Bank annual meetings in Washington, D.C.

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  • Molly Anders

    Molly Anders is a former U.K. correspondent for Devex. Based in London, she reports on development finance trends with a focus on British and European institutions. She is especially interested in evidence-based development and women’s economic empowerment, as well as innovative financing for the protection of migrants and refugees. Molly is a former Fulbright Scholar and studied Arabic in Syria, Jordan, Egypt and Morocco.