The Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) is a group of development agencies with mandates that include the environment, health, education, architecture, culture, microfinance, rural development, disaster reduction, the promotion of private-sector enterprise and the revitalisation of historic cities. AKDN agencies conduct their programmes without regard to faith, origin or gender.
The Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) focuses on health, education, culture, rural development,
institution-building and the promotion of economic development. It is dedicated to improving living conditions and opportunities for the poor, without regard to their faith, origin or gender. Founded and guided by His Highness the Aga Khan, the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) brings together a
number of development agencies, institutions, and programmes that work primarily in the poorest parts of
Asia and Africa. While each institution pursues its own mandate, all work together within the overarching
framework of the Network so that their different pursuits interact and reinforce one another.