Aga Khan Development Network

The Aga Khan University is part of the Aga Khan Development Network, which focuses on health,education, culture, rural de​velopment, 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.

The agencies of the AKDN are private, international, non-denominational development organisations. They work to improve the welfare and prospects of people in the developing world, particularly in Asia and Africa, without regard to faith, origin or gender.

Organisational Information

The AKDN works in over 30 countries around the world. It employs approximately 80,000 people, the majority of whom are based in developing countries. The AKDN’s annual budget for non-profit development activities in 2017 was approximately US$ 925 million. The project companies of the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development generated revenues of US$ 4.1 billion in 2017 (all surpluses are reinvested in further development activities). The Organisational Chart​ provides a clear understanding of how the entities within the Network function.​ 

AKDN’s Approach to Development

Founded and guided by His Highness the Aga Khan, the AKDN brings together a number of development agencies, institutions and programmes that work primarily in the poorest parts of Asia a​nd 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.

​Agencies of the Aga Khan Development Network

AKAM ​   Aga Khan Agency for​ Microfi​nance

AKPBS  Aga Khan Planning and Building Services

AKES     Aga Khan Education Services​​

​AKTC     Aga Khan Trust for Culture

AKF        Aga Khan Foundation

​AKU       Aga Khan University

AKFED  Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development

​FOCUS  Focus Humanitarian Assistance

AKHS    Aga Khan Health Servic​es

​UCA       University of Central Asia​​