On June 20, 2023, a meeting agenda was held between the Directorate of National Zakat Research and Development (DKPN), the Directorate of National Planning, and Al-Azhar University Indonesia. This meeting was conducted online through Zoom Cloud Meeting to follow up on the initial discussion of research on the Planning Quality Index (IKP) of BAZNAS. Mr. Muhammad Abdul Ghoni and Mrs. Asri Nur Rahmi, representatives from Al-Azhar University Indonesia, were also present at the meeting.

The Planning Quality Index (IKP) of BAZNAS will serve as a measure of the quality of zakat management planning in the future, necessitating a study related to its formulation and preparation. The Planning Quality Index will align with the National Zakat Management Planning System and cannot be separated from the assessment implemented by the Ministry of National Development Planning (BAPPENAS). Furthermore, the preparation of the Planning Quality Index is integrated with other planning documents, such as the National Medium-Term Development Plan (RPJMN), Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and other supporting documents issued by the Ministry of National Development Planning (BAPPENAS).

The discussion at this initial meeting went well and was quite warm. It is hoped that this research collaboration will produce studies that can serve as references for strengthening existing planning at BAZNAS. This will enable the use of the Planning Quality Index as a measuring tool for BAZNAS at the national, provincial, and regency/city levels, as well as for LAZ as an institution authorized to manage zakat nationally. Ultimately, this will lead to improved and measurable zakat management.