Yogyakarta, August 26, 2017. Puskas Baznas held socialization and implementation of National Zakat Index (NZI) at Special Region of Yogyakarta ( Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta/DIY). The event was held in office of BAZNAS DIY, and attended by commissioners and staffs of BAZNAS DIY.

Deputy Director of Puskas, Mohammad Soleh Nurzaman, explained the instrument of NZI which was developed last year by Puskas BAZNAS.  Nurzaman briefly discussed the important of NZI as the measurement standard to evaluate the development and impact of zakat in Indonesia. Nurzaman also gave technical assistance on how to fill in the required documents to estimate the NZI at both provincial and regency level.

All the commisioners and staffs who attended the event were very enthutiastic during the event. They gave not only comments and questions but also suggestion in order to improve the effectiveness of NZI.  Suggestions were given particularly on the technical aspect of NZI.  One given input is related to planning of NZI estimation, especially for the information and data required , because the major problem in BAZNAS DIY is lack of human resource to handle the programs.

In addition, all the regions  also need to be involved in the project of IZN estimation. This involvement not only would increase the success of the program but also could provide knowledge transfer to the Baznas at regional level.