The Global Islamic Finance Report (GIFR) is a globally recognized and respected yearbook, providing an annual review and in-depth analysis of the state of affairs of the Islamic financial services industry. It is a means through which innovative ideas of the leading thinkers and practitioners are disseminated to the wider Islamic and conventional financial markets. GIFR 2016 focuses on Islamic financial policy, and is written by leading experts in the global Islamic financial services industry. It also features a global survey on the perceived needs for Islamic financia policy in countries where Islamic banking and finance are significant. The main feature of GIFR is the Islamic Finance Country Index (IFCI), which is a composite index used for ranking countries with respect to the state of Islamic banking and finance and their leadership role in the industry. The GIFR is a practical resource for industry practitioners, policy-making institutions, financial services think tanks, academic institutions and other research organisations seeking for thought leadership views on Islamic finance as well as a comprehensive overview of the latest global industry development.