Stories of Hope and Smiles: How IsDB Group is Supporting Communities Across the Globe (IsDB, 2020)

February 2, 2021

The Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) has recorded, since its establishment, major successes in every sector of development, starting with education then agriculture, energy and infrastructure. IsDB has actively contributed to the transfer of knowledge in science and technology and has continuously and effectively participated in providing development assistance in the communities of member countries and the Muslim minority communities in non-member countries. Today, the Bank is endeavoring to establish new frontiers of development and paving the way to connect our member countries through global value chains.

In this regard, it is very important to capture and showcase the impact of IsDB Group contributions qualitatively. These contributions have made a significant impact, touching the lives and livelihoods of people and their communities. However, many inspiring journeys of transformation have not yet been documented; these can best be illustrated through a set of success stories. In late 2019, IsDB established a Task Force on Success Stories to encourage its staff to write about the Bank’s development efforts and showcase how IsDB Group has brought hope to the hopeless and tears of joy at the grassroots level. Presented here are 20 of these inspiring stories across various sectors.