In order to implement the National Zakat Index (NZI), Centre for Strategic Studies BAZNAS (PUSKASBAZNAS) visited Baitulmal Province of Aceh on Thursday, November 16, 2017. The event was held in conjunction with rapat kerja tahunan (annual meeting) of Baitulmal province and all Baitulmall district in Aceh. All new board members representing baitulmal Aceh came to this event. Most of them were very enthusiastic to give fruitful comment and valuable question during the session.

The Deputy Director of PUSKASBAZNAS ( Dr. Nurzaman ), who comes representing the Institution, stressing the importance of NZI as the standard measurement to evaluate the performance of Zakat. This implementation of this instrument not only will give benefit at the national level, but also will help regions in measuring the progress and effectivity of their program.

In the following day, Dr. Nurzaman was also invited to give the public lecture regarding NZI at UIN Ar-Raniry Aceh. The lecture was held at the postgraduate program of Islamic Finance UIN Ar-Raniry. This event was attended by academic members of University, including the other Universities in Aceh, and hundreds of students. All of them are very interested to know that NZI has been implemented as a standard measure of Zakat development in Indonesia. Moreover, some students are also willing to do their thesis on the topic relate to NZI.