Developing resilient values-based civil societies that demonstrate greater competency, legitimacy, accountability, and sustainability
Effective and efficient civil society organizations have been a hallmark of successful societies, whether it is in the form of farmer’s federations, arts clubs, or other non-governmental organizations. However, in many societies, they are seen as a threat. Over the span of two years, 64 laws, regulations, and other initiatives that put restrictions on civil society were adopted and put into force.
The Aga Khan Foundation therefore seeks to encourage positive developments in civil society. It sees a robust, efficient civil society – increasingly funded by indigenous sources – as a key driver of the overall quality of life, both in developing and developed countries.
Enhanced capacities for collective action
Partnering with a variety of groups and strengthening capacity through training
Strengthened values-based societies
that work together for the common good
Enhanced transparency and accountability
Giving increased public confidence and trust in civil society groups
Improved services, resources, and economic assets
that can sustain themselves beyond the life of development program funding
people reached by AKF-supported civil society organizations
civil society organizations strengthened and supported by AKF worldwide
of AKF’s work to foster the growth of transparent, democratically elected village organizations in Central and South Asia