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In Syria, programmes of the Aga Khan Development Network span six provinces (Aleppo, Damascus, Hama, Lattakia, Sweida and Tartous), serving both rural and urban populations. Current priority areas include rural economic development, employment and enterprise development, enhancing the quality of services, strengthening civil society organizations, protecting cultural heritage and developing sustainable tourism.

A Process Leading to Self-Reliance

SPOTLIGHT ON MICROFINANCE

A Process Leading to Self-Reliance

In AKDN’s experience, a process of positive change sparked by AKDN agencies can gain its own momentum and become selfsustaining if – and this is where experimentation and innovation are important – there is both a correct mix, and a critical mass, of coordinated development activity. The components of this “correct mix” and “critical mass” can vary from area to area. In ultra-poor areas, agricultural inputs that lead to higher yields of cereals may be the best way forward. More

 

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AKDN Quality of Life Assessment Programme Brochure
11 February 2013 - The AKDN Quality of Life Assessment Programme brochure encompasses the programme’s core concepts, methodology, the assessment framework, domains and indicators and key principles.

Aga Khan Development Network and French Government sign an agreement for Cooperation in Syria
26 October 2010 - The French Government and the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) today signed a Partnership Convention for bilateral cooperation in Syria.

A Process Leading to Self-Reliance
01 May 2009 - In AKDN’s experience, a process of positive change sparked by AKDN agencies can gain its own momentum and become selfsustaining if – and this is where experimentation and innovation are important – there is both a correct mix, and a critical mass, of coordinated development activity. The components of this “correct mix” and “critical mass” can vary from area to area. In ultra-poor areas, agricultural inputs that lead to higher yields of cereals may be the best way forward.

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The Aga Khan Development Network has made a long term commitment to working with the peoples and Government of Syria to support and contribute to the improvement of prospects for economic, social, and cultural development. These efforts are undertaken within a Framework for Development Cooperation Agreement, between AKDN and the Government of Syria, which was ratified by the Syrian Parliament in 2002.

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