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AKDN: Did you know?

June 2017 - Numbers are one helpful way to illustrate the impact of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN). This video shows how the Network is working to improve the quality of life for tens of millions of people across the globe through its wide array of activities. The Aga Khan Development Network is one of the world’s leading poverty solutions networks. It makes long-term investments, cultivates an active civil society, and builds quality institutions – such as clinics, banks and universities – that anchor communities and provide them with opportunities to unlock their promise. It is committed to innovative programs that break the cycle of poverty for people in the poorest regions of the world. Its approach encompasses a wide range of investments critical to human development, from early childhood education to health and infrastructure to green space preservation. But what does all that really mean? Poverty is a complex problem. The video shows how people can make progress in some of the poorest and most fragile regions in Asia and Africa when the AKDN invests across multiple sectors at the same time. Rooted in the developing world, the Network’s unique structure brings together a diverse range of expertise committed to improving the quality of life. By combining the efforts of AKDN’s multiple member agencies – from commercial enterprises to social services to cultural and environmental agencies – the Network equips communities with the tools and knowledge they need to drive change that makes a lasting impact. That’s why we’re stronger together.