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Bonyads (Iran) - Islamic Revolution

Syllabus of the Sub-subject: Bonyads. Mostazafen Foundation of the Islamic Revolution.

  1. Introduction to the Bonyads (Iranian charitable organisations)
  2. Mostazafan Foundation of the Islamic Revolution
  3. Main Iranian companies related to the Bonyads
The Sub-subject “Bonyads (Iran)” is part of the following programs:
  1. Doctorates (online): Religion, and Business, Islamic Countries
  2. Masters: International Business, Muslims Countries, Asia, Emerging Markets
  3. Diploma: Central Eurasia

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Sample of the Sub-subject: Bonyads - Mostazafen Foundation of the Islamic Revolution
Bonyads (Iranian charitable organisations)

Description of the Sub-Subject: The Bonyads in Iran.

The “Bonyads” are Iranian charitable organisations that play a major role in Iran's non-petrol economy, controlling approximately 20% of Iran's GDP

  1. Many critics say that they are distorting the Iranian economy receiving grants, not paying taxes, or generating corruption
  2. The Bonyads were created by the Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi
  3. Today, there are over hundred Bonyads involved in any sector of the Iranian economy (cotton, tourism, soft drinks or shipping companies)
  4. The largest Bonyad, the “Bonyad-e Mostazafen va Janbazan,” controls 20% of the textile manufacturing, 40% of the soft drinks, 66% of the glass products, tiles, chemicals
  5. Almost all cities in Iran have its Bonyad, affiliated with local mullahs
  6. The Mostazafen Foundation of the Islamic Revolution, formerly “Bonyad-e Mostazafen going Janbazan”, is the largest Iranian organisation of social assistance, a semi-public foundation originally founded in 1979 with the nationalisation of the assets of the family of the last Shah, who operates a wide variety of charitable activities
  7. The Mostazafen Foundation of the Islamic Revolution allocates fifty percent of its profits to the provision of aid to the needy. With more than 200,000 employees, the Foundation controls more than 350 affiliated companies, like Zamzam-Cola
  8. The foundation also controls large engineering projects
  9. The Mostazafen Foundation of the Islamic Revolution belongs to the Central Eurasian Economic Area (Islamic Civilisation)

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