Our Work

The Aga Khan Foundation, which is part of the Aga Khan Development Network, has offices across Africa and Asia. For decades, the Aga Khan Development Network has been working to improve the quality of life for tens of millions of people. Learn more about AKDN here.

Aga Khan Development Network has offices across Africa and Asia
2million

students ranging from early childhood to university students are reached

41percent

of the population does not have access to toilets and 75 percent do not have access to piped water

33percent

of people living in sub-Saharan Africa are undernourished.

This is the highest percentage of any region in the world

589million

people in sub-Saharan Africa  live without electricity. 80 percent of the population relies on biomass products in order to cook.

The Aga Khan Foundation is different.

We don’t just provide services or goods. We dedicate ourselves to partnering with communities to improve their quality of life for decades and generations. As a member of the Aga Khan Development Network, one of the world’s leading poverty solutions networks, we make long term investments, from early childhood programs to universities that benefit 2 million students every year. We build hospitals and schools, to make sure everyone has access to world-class institutions. We work with people to serve their community and build their local economy. Our work impacts tens of millions in over 30 countries every year.

How are we able to do this? Through partnerships with businesses, local organizations, and governments. We make economic, cultural, and social investments to sustainably build these large, long term commitments to people.

Here are some of our recent initiatives.

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Integrated Development

Traditional development focuses on one project at a time. Just as people are multi-faceted, we believe development should also answer all the needs of a person.

Civil Society

When people people are given the tools and voice they need, they drive their own progress and improve their quality of life.

Early Child Development

To make sure every child has a strong foundation from birth onward, parents and caregivers need the right tools. Working with our partners, we’re developing these tools so children can thrive.

Access to Electricity

When a household has electricity, it has an impact on education, healthcare, and economic opportunity. Families prosper and grow self-reliant, creating a stable foundation out of poverty.

Economic Inclusion

All over the world, small businesses are vital economic drivers, allowing people to create their own jobs and catalyze growth in their communities.

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