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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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Ethics in Economic Life

SPOTLIGHT ON Microfinance

Ethics in Economic Life

The ethical underpinnings of the AKDN require that its component institutions operate with the highest ethical standards. The administrative structures that are put in place, the strict codes of conduct that are enforced and the benchmarks which are used to measure performance are also meant to provide examples of good governance that can be emulated, whether it is in the management of finances at the village level or on a national scale. More