ADFIMI Study Visit to Türkiye 4th– 6th September 2023 

Following the launch of the Istanbul Financial Center; our esteemed member, Türkiye Halk Bankası A.Ş., 

(Halkbank) sponsored a study visit to the center in order to introduce institutions within the Istanbul Financial 

Center on 4-5 September 2023. We would like to thank our sponsor HALKBANK for this successfully completed 


The inaugural study visit training program co-curated by the Association of National Development Finance 

Institutions in Member Countries of the Islamic Development Bank (ADFIMI) and Association of Development 

Finance Institutions Malaysia (ADFIM) was an exclusive offering to esteemed members of the both 

associations. This meticulously organized study tour was propelled by a core objective: to delve into the 

fundamental success factors, challenges, and the epitome of best practices exhibited by the financial 

development banks and institutions in Türkiye. A critical focal point of this exploration was to glean insights 

on repositioning Development Finance Institutions (DFIs) to adeptly navigate the evolving financial landscape 

in the wake of recent economic recuperation.

The study visit to Türkiye by ADFIMI and ADFIM members has undoubtedly provided a platform for enhancing 

mutual understanding and fostering stronger ties between the host nation and the participating nations in the 

financial domain.

The program has demonstrated a significant level of success, primarily underpinned by the 

vigorous engagement from the participants, an attribute greatly enhanced by the commendable organization 

and fervor from both the participants and the host banks. The structure and content of the program were 

meticulously tailored to foster a conducive atmosphere for insightful interactions and experiential learning.

The post-program evaluation yielded substantial feedback, providing a nuanced understanding of the 

participants' experiences and the program’s alignment with their professional objectives. An overwhelming 

positive response was recorded regarding the program's relevance to their current job roles and its 

instrumental role in unveiling potential investment opportunities in Türkiye for Malaysian entrepreneurs. This 

affirmation underscores the program’s critical role as a conduit for exploring synergies between the Malaysian 

and Turkish financial and entrepreneurial landscapes.

We would like to thank again our sponsor HALKBANK for this successfully completed event.