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The importance of zakat funds for poverty alleviation through 'Asnaf Entrepreneurship Development Programme' in Selangor


Hamdan, Hamdino and Othman, Pazim@Fadzim and Ahmad, Khaliq (2013) The importance of zakat funds for poverty alleviation through 'Asnaf Entrepreneurship Development Programme' in Selangor. In: 1st International Conference on Innovation and Sustainability (ICOIS 2013), 3-4 April 2013, Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Islamic MicrofinanceProgram (IMP) through the utilization of zakat fund has been a significant source of capital for entrepreneurship activities among the poor Muslim's families in Malaysia.Starting from New Economic Plan (NEP) in 1971, the Malaysian Government has realized the importance of IMP in supporting the microenterprises activities for the purpose of poverty alleviation strategy. 'Asnaf Entrepreneurs Development Programme' (AEDP) conducted by Lembaga Zakat Selangor (LZS) is among the pioneers and most established IMP being introduced in Malaysia. However, there may be doubts whether this programme has achieved its objective of increasing the socio-economic level of the poor.Therefore, the focus of this study is to evaluate the implementation effectiveness of AEDP in increasing the participants' income for the purpose of poverty alleviation through entrepreneurial concept by conducting microenterprise. The result shows that the program's processes and procedures, officer's qualifications, attitudes and experiences affected the participants' business revenues.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Organizer: School of Government, UUM College of Law, Government and International Studies, Universiti Utara Malaysia; Partner with: Sunway University & HUSO
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc
H Social Sciences > HJ Public Finance
Divisions: College of Law, Government and International Studies
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Pazim @ Fadzim Othman
Date Deposited: 11 Sep 2013 00:31
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2016 06:45
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/8874

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