Development in Rural Areas
MSDSP facilitates the promotion and development of micro and small enterprises, while remaining vigilant to not distort the market and impede existing enterprises.
Find out more
The Aga Khan Foundation's (AKF) Rural Support Programmes are founded on the principle that communities can take ownership of their own development through the establishment and good functioning of representative village organisations (VOs). The first Rural Support Programme (RSP) was established in the Northern Areas of Pakistan in 1983. Since then, the model has been adapted and replicated in many other contexts. AKF rural development interventions now reach over 4 million people living in remote and often marginalised areas in Central and South Asia and East and West Africa.
At the outset, AKF’s community development approach aimed to bring communities together for mutual benefit, particularly to build and manage small-scale infrastructure, receive training and share learning about new agricultural technologies, and to share liabilities through savings and credit activities. Find out more
© 2007 The Aga Khan Development Network. This is the only authorised Website of the Aga Khan Development Network.