Quality of life depends on more than income. A family might need immediate shelter or medical attention, but education, loans, physical access to markets, employment and a comfortable living environment all contribute to lasting well-being.
Accordingly, AKDN takes a holistic approach to achieving sustainable improvements. We seek to meet immediate needs such as food provision and disaster rescue, while taking a long-term approach to development through projects such as building universities and green infrastructure. We address physical requirements, from bridges to latrines, as well as less tangible aspects to quality of life, such as funding research, establishing savings societies or supporting musical performances.
See the awards that our work has received.
His Highness the Aga Khan, Amsterdam, September 2002
We offer healthcare, education, and parental support to help people flourish.
We help communities mitigate and overcome natural disasters, and improve their habitats.
We build infrastructure, offer financial services, and provide expertise to drive inclusive economic growth.
We invest in heritage, architecture and the arts to enable communities to build on their past and look to the future with confidence.