Access to power is a critical step on the path out of poverty.

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. Reliable power is a cornerstone of quality of life.

The Aga Khan Development Network and our partners have been dedicated to rehabilitation and expansion of Pamir Energy since 2002. This public-private partnership is award winning. The energy company not only provides reliable service to eastern Tajikistan, but also expanded to communities in Afghanistan which have never had electricity before.

Building a Reliable Network for Growth

Pamir Energy’s parent entity, the Aga Khan Development Network, plans to reach thousands more customers in Afghanistan in the coming years and, through partnerships, will expand its network to Chitral in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in the medium to long term. Cross-border integration supports the growth of the entire region. By expanding Pamir Energy, we will reach even more remote mountainous communities with affordable, reliable, and sustainable electricity, laying the groundwork for a better future for the entire region.

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Integrated Development

Poverty is a complex problem but we make progress when we we link our efforts across all sectors, from health and education to infrastructure and youth.

Civil Society

Informed and engaged people with the tools to shape their own futures is key to sustainable development. We take a broad view of civil society as private energies for public good, whether that’s a small savings group or a large public partnership. Our programs bring together partners, local organizations, and governments to address priorities.

Early Child Development

New research shows a child’s earliest years can have a lifelong impact. This calls for an approach that gives parents and caregivers the tools they need. Working with our partners, we’re developing a set of tools that will help children thrive during this critical time.

Access to Electricity

Reliable electricity can transform a community’s home life, schools, healthcare, and economy. Access to power is a key step on the path out of poverty. We work with partners and communities to take that step.

Economic Inclusion

Entrepreneurship allows people to unlock their potential and create their own jobs. We work with our partners and communities to support this drive. This includes access to mentors, business advice, technical help, and tailored financing, all designed to unlock growth.