The goal of development – improving lives in the poorest communities in a sustainable way – has long remained elusive. In fragile settings like Afghanistan where risks and uncertainty are great, engaging the private sector as an engine for development makes this even more difficult. Now the Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A. (AKF USA) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) have launched a new type of partnership that mobilizes public and private sector capital to catalyze enterprise-driven development programs, which harness the combined strengths of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) in Afghanistan and the wider Central Asia region. Download a PDF of the Global Development Alliance for Multi-Input Area Development in Afghanistan brochure here.