The Panelists of National Zakat Index Gorontalo (doc. PUSKAS BAZNAS)

Gorontalo is a Muslim majority region located in the north of Sulawesi Island. The province is arguably a new one, for it has just been officially created on December 5, 2000. As the new province, the development of economy in the region is currently in the early stage. Zakat can be a powerful instrument to help the development in the region.

In that regard, the center of strategic studies (PUSKAS) BAZNAS initiated the discussion on the implementation of National Zakat Index (NZI) and measurement of the impact of productive zakat in Gorontalo. Those events were held on 22– 23 August 2017 in Denpasar, Bali.