Strengthening Indonesiaʼs Islamic Financial Inclusion: An Analytic Network Process Approach
Keywords:Islamic finance, financial inclusion, Indonesia, Analytic Network Process, institutional solutions, product compatibility
This study proposes some strategies to strengthen Islamic financial inclusion in Indonesia. The study employs the Analytic Network Process (ANP) by interviewing Indonesian Islamic finance experts, including academics, regulators, and practitioners. The ANP results show that the strategies to strengthen Islamic financial inclusion in Indonesia, ranked based on their significance level, are product compatibility (0.28), financial infrastructure (0.25), human development (0.20), and demand creation (0.18). The study provides actionable recommendations for Islamic Financial Institutions (IFIs) in Indonesia when formulating their appropriate roadmaps and strategies for Islamic financial inclusion. This study is a pioneer work that develops an institutions-based strategy for Islamic financial inclusion in Indonesia based on expert judgments.
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