Six key areas of focus

AKF strives to enhance agriculture and food security, promote early childhood development and access to quality education, improve health and nutrition, advance economic inclusion, and strengthen civil society. 

Working in partnership with communities, governments and others, for over 50 years, AKF’s long-term, community-based approach has addressed and benefited people of all faiths and backgrounds, especially women and girls, using an approach that is locally-rooted but globally-informed.

  • Agriculture & Food Security
  • Economic Inclusion
  • Education
  • Early Childhood Development
  • Health & Nutrition
  • Civil Society

Agriculture and Food Security

Ensuring food security, agricultural development and sustainable natural resources management


Economic Inclusion

Improving the economic well-being of women and men, particularly youth



Equipping girls, boys and young adults with knowledge, and skills


Early Childhood Development

Ensure girls and boys have a good start in life by influencing the contexts and environments in which they are growing


Health and Nutrition

Enabling individuals and communities to optimise their health and well-being and reach their full potential


Civil Society

Developing resilient values-based civil societies which demonstrate greater competency, legitimacy, accountability and sustainability

Our impact

As a member of the Aga Khan Development Network, we partner with communities around the world to build better futures together. Each year, AKDN helps improve the quality of life for tens of millions of people in over 30 countries.
students reached annually, from early childhood to primary and secondary grades to vocational training, university degrees, and professional development
people provided with safe drinking water, sanitation, and sewage
people benefited from our rural support programmes worldwide
people supported with access to financial services—from community-based savings groups to corporate banking

Where we work

The Aga Khan Foundation has a presence in 17 countries globally, implementing programmes in 13 of those including in: Eastern Africa (Kenya, Madagascar,  Mozambique, Tanzania and Uganda); Central & South Asia (Afghanistan, India, Kyrgyz Republic, Pakistan and Tajikistan); the Middle East (Egypt and Syria); and Europe (Portugal).
  • Eastern Africa
  • Central & South Asia
  • The Middle East
  • Europe