23 March 2016
Jeddah, KSA - The Islamic Research and Training Institute (IRTI) of the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) Group has signed an agreement with Al-Manhal, a leading provider of electronic scholarly publications, to host IRTI's Islamic finance publications in Al-Manhal electronic databases.

The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) provides for electronic versions of IRTI's publications--including books, reports, training manuals, and conference proceedings--to be made available to Al-Manhal subscribers that include universities, government agencies, corporations, and public libraries.

IRTI Director General, Prof. Mohamed Azmi Omar, and Al-Manhal representative, Mr. Rany Al Baghdadi, jointly signed the MoU at the IDB Headquarters in Jeddah.

"This agreement with Al-Manhal will give a boost to IRTI's knowledge dissemination initiatives by making it easier for stakeholders in the Islamic financial services industry to have access to the rich collection of IRTI's Islamic finance literature," Prof. Omar said.

Al Manhal provides full-text searchable databases of scholarly and scientific publications. The databases enable users to discover and access electronic versions of thousands of books, journals, theses, intelligence reports, and conference proceedings from leading publishers and research institutes in the Arab and Islamic world.

The Islamic Research and Training Institute (IRTI) is a member of the Islamic Development Bank Group responsible for leading the development and sustenance of a dynamic and comprehensive Islamic financial services industry that supports socio-economic development in member countries. For media enquiries, please contact Mohamed Salat (msalat@isdb.org).

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