bonyads

All Noun
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  • Nonetheless the Foundation has been subject to a number of controversies common to other bonyads in the years since its inception.
  • These Bonyads, by their very presence, hamper healthy economic competition, efficient use of capital and other resources, and growth.
  • Unlike some other Muslim-majority countries, the bonyads receive large and controversial subsidies from the Iranian government.
  • Bonyads also play a leading role in TSE trading.
  • However, nationalized industries such as the bonyads have often been managed badly, making them ineffective and uncompetitive with years.
  • Today, there are over 100 Bonyads, and they are criticized for many of the same reasons as their predecessors.
  • Unaccountable to the Central Bank governor, the bonyads "jealously guard their books from prying eyes."
  • Welfare programs for the needy are managed by more than 30 public agencies alongside semi-state organizations known as bonyads, together with several private non-governmental organizations.
  • Bonyads do not fall under Iran's General Accounting Law and, consequently, are not subject to financial audits.
  • Bonyads are not subject to audit or Iran's accounting laws.
  • The assets of many Iranians whose ideas or social positions ran contrary to the new Islamic government were also confiscated and given to the Bonyads without any compensation.
  • The Bonyads are involved in everything from vast soybean and cotton fields to hotels to soft drinks to auto-manufacturing to shipping lines.
  • Bonyads are a consortium of over 120 tax-exempt organizations that receive subsidies and religious donations.
  • A unique feature of Iran's economy is the large size of the religious foundations, or Bonyads, whose combined budgets are said to make up as much as half that of the central government.
  • The IRGC also exerts influence over bonyads, wealthy, non-governmental ostensibly charitable foundations controlled by key clerics.
  • Bonyad companies also compete with Iran's unprotected private sector, whose firms complain of the difficulty of competing with the subsidized bonyads.
  • Ahmadinejad began a campaign of privatization of state enterprises but most companies ended up in the hands of government-connected officials and foundations (bonyads) operated by wealthy clerics and the Revolutionary Guards.
  • Besides the IRGC, rogue elements within the Government of Iran, Bonyads and the Bazaar are allegedly involved in the smuggling activity.
  • After the 1979 Iranian revolution, the Bonyads were nationalized and renamed with the declared intention of redistributing income to the poor and families of martyrs, i.e. those killed in the service of the country.
  • Bonyads are criticized as enormously wasteful: overstaffed, corrupt, and generally unprofitable.
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