Waqf and Its Valorisation Mechanisms in Algeria


The Waqf has long been an institution of great importance in Algeria, not only in matters of worship, but as a socio-economic vehicle. Its heritage is an economic potential that appeals to specialists in the humanities and social sciences. We propose several key areas of research for the study. Each of these axes is essential for understanding this institution, exploring its potential as a source of wealth for Algerian society, improving its management and strengthening its legal framework. This research project aims to strengthen the role of Waqf as an essential philanthropic and economic instrument.

  • The Waqf and asset management:

The inventory of Waqf assets is the crucial element of their management in order to maximise its social impact. By focusing on this axis, it is expected to develop strategies for transparent and sustainable management of these assets, ensuring that they best serve philanthropic and social goals.

Operational objectives:

– Analyse current practices in the management of Waqf assets in Algeria.

– Identify specific challenges to the management of Waqf assets.

– Propose recommendations to improve asset management Waqf.

  • The institutions of Waqf:

Waqf institutions play a central role in achieving philanthropic goals and protecting Waqf assets. By looking at this axis, we can strengthen these institutions to operate in a transparent and effective manner.

Operational objectives:

– Examine the various Waqf-related institutions in Algeria, their roles and responsibilities.

– Analyse their structure and governance.

– Propose recommendations to enhance the effectiveness of the Waqf institutions.

  • The Waqf legislation:

Adequate legislation is the basis for ensuring the conformity of the Waqf with Islamic principles and the needs of society. By focusing on this axis, we can contribute to a Waqf legislation more adapted to the Algerian reality.

Operational objectives:

– Review the current legislative and regulatory framework of the Waqf in Algeria.

– Identify potential gaps or inconsistencies in legislation.

– Propose amendments or legislative reforms to enhance the relevance of the Waqf legislation.

  • Waqf as a source of wealth:

Waqf has considerable potential to contribute to the wealth of Algerian society. By exploring this axis, we can identify economic and social opportunities to maximise the impact of Waqf.

Operational objectives:

– Study the economic opportunities offered by Waqf, particularly in investment, social entrepreneurship and income generation.

– Assess the potential of Waqf as a lever for economic development in Algeria.

– Propose recommendations to optimise the exploitation of Waqf as a source of wealth.