MAAREFAH: Basel III and the Implications for Islamic Banking

Event Details

DATE: April 14, 2015

TIME: 9:00 am


April 2015



The World Bank’s Connecting Voices Maarefah Community of Practice hosted an online event in April 2015 in cooperation with the World Bank’s Global Islamic Finance Development Center. It featured Ms. Canan Ozkan, Senior Financial Sector Specialist, who presented the recent research she and the Global Islamic Finance Development Center have done regarding the implications of Basel III for Islamic banks.

The discussion was moderated by the Maarefah Coordinator, Ms. Leila Hanafi. It highlighted post-Basel III challenges for Islamic banks, as well as supervisory, regulatory and accounting standards challenges. Following the close of the formal presentation, an interactive question and answer session was hosted by Ms. Gabriella Kusz and Mr. Nadi Mashni, Financial Management Specialists with the World Bank Governance Global Practice. To view presentations, participate in the ongoing dialogue on this subject, and learn more about Basel III implications for Islamic banking please visit the Maarefah website and join our Community of Practice at