Our Dana Impak (our impact fund) portfolio invests in areas that aim to increase Malaysia’s economic competitiveness and build national resilience, while delivering socio-economic benefits and impact to the rakyat (community).
As a key pillar under our Advancing Malaysia strategy, Dana Impak is a RM6 billion allocation over five years across six key themes: Digital Society and Technology, Food and Energy Security, Decent Work and Social Mobility, Quality Health and Education for all, Building Climate Resilience and Competing in Global Markets.
In 2022, we identified RM500 million worth of projects for Dana Impak across various impact areas. This includes the Future Malaysia Programme, a planned RM180 million initiative to support local entrepreneurs, start-ups and the nation’s venture capital ecosystem; Project Semai, a nationwide research project to better understand the challenges faced by agriculture workers and smallholders in order to improve Malaysia’s food security; and 42 Malaysia, a joint venture established with Sunway Education Group, a peer-to-peer computer science schools that will accelerate the development of 10,000 skilled tech talents nationwide over the next 10 years.
Underscoring these investments is a focus on creating long-term societal impact. To facilitate the measurement of the impact we create, we have developed the SEMARAK framework, an impact assessment tool which converges global methodologies to measure societal value, adapted to the Malaysian context. For instance, with 42 Malaysia, the tool will measure impact performance metrics such as the number of graduates, successful placement rates, employer satisfaction scores and the distribution of graduates across income groups and geography, among others.
Furthermore, we believe that an-all-of society approach is crucial, and at the heart of any Dana Impak initiative, to successfully deliver socioeconomic impact for the country.
Harness digitalisation and technological developments to boost efficiency and economic growth
Narrow the income and wealth gap to ensure future social stability
Ensure the availability and security of critical resources like food and energy
Ensure equal access to health and education amid global demographic shifts
Preserve and protect the only habitat we know
Remain competitive in a multipolar world