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 is approximately US$ 625 million. The project companies of the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development generated revenues of US$ 3.5 billion (all surpluses are reinvested in further development activities).
116 projects have received the award over the last 40 years, often anticipating innovations, such as green buildings, or reflecting architectural discourse, such as a return to human scale.
As of 2017, the Aga Khan Award for Architecture will be 40 years old, making it the oldest major award in the field.
AKDN employs 80,000 people in over 30 countries around the world. AKDN also relies on thousands of volunteers to help implement and maintain its projects, notably at health and education facilities.