Aga Khan Development Network
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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.

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Comprehensive Solutions to Urban Poverty


Comprehensive Solutions to Urban Poverty

As societies become increasingly urban, there is a growing demand for a better understanding of – and solutions to – the conditions of urban poverty. In AKDN’s experience, urban poverty requires multi-input, multisectoral solutions. The Aga Khan Trust for Culture’s (AKTC) work in urban regeneration and revitalisation of culturally significant sites in the Islamic world is therefore linked with the Aga Khan Foundation’s social programmes and the work of project companies of the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development. More