To ensure we are making the change we wish to see, we strive to formulate more well-informed policies and more effective initiatives through knowledge sharing and rigorous research.

Datuk Hisham Hamdan, KRI Executive Committee Chairman, presenting at the launch of 'The State of Households 2018 Different Realities' report.

Our Priorities

“KRI Morning Talk” co-hosted with Think City at the Khazanah Koridor Utara (KKU) in Penang.

Hasanah believes in a bottom-up approach, working closely with development practitioners and policymakers to ensure all our interventions for marginalised communities are needs-based.


Knowledge can have a transformational impact only if it’s plugged in. That is, people know what there is to be known, can find out when they need it, can understand it, and, be convinced that this knowledge should be put to use and be acted upon. This creates the cycle of learning, which further strengthens institutions, systems, and capacities of individuals.


We achieve this by engaging with our grant partners and stakeholders in documenting, learning, and sharing evidence through our on-ground projects. Knowledge sharing forms the foundation of creating the positive change our communities need.


In addition, we support world-class research addressing Malaysia’s most pressing issues through our research arm, Khazanah Research Institute (KRI). KRI shares data and information that help our policymakers develop sound policies and plans that are grounded in evidence and thus, more effective.



sessions organised by Ilmu Hasanah attended by 900 stakeholders


workshops on capacity building attended by 693 civil society and NGO representatives
Recorded numbers as of March 2019
Hasanah Issue Brief: Central Forest Spine
Malaysia’s Central Forest Spine (is degrading at an alarming rate as a result of the rapid urbanization growth Over the years, human intervention for commercial gains has resulted in clearing of vegetation and forest land for agriculture, settlement and infrastructure development This has resulted in overall reduction of our forest areas, decline in quality of our forests and tearing the natural habitat into unconnected parts, also known as forest fragmentation.

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