How Islamic bonds can bridge the gap in financing SDGs

With a financing gap estimated at $2.5 trillion for the Sustainable Development Goals, the bulk of it facing the developing world, African countries will need to find new financing sources to try and achieve their targets. CNBC Africa caught up with Dr Bello Lawal Danbatta, Secretary General of the Malaysia-based Islamic Financial Services Board, who suggested Islamic bonds might help.

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