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  • In the northern province of Cabo Delgado, Mozambique, supporting communities to build inclusive, participatory, transparent and accountable village-level institutions is a cornerstone of AKDN's approach to development.
    AKDN / Lucas Cuervo Moura
AKDN's approach to development

Founded and guided by His Highness the Aga Khan, the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) brings together a number of development agencies, institutions, and programmes that work primarily in the poorest parts of Asia and Africa. A central feature of the AKDN's approach to development is to design and implement strategies in which its different agencies participate in particular settings to help those in need achieve a level of self-reliance and improve the quality of life.

5 million
Each year, in collaboration with its partners, the AKDN provides 5 million people with quality health care, through outpatient visits and community health programmes.
116 projects
116 projects have received the Aga Khan Award for Architecture over the last 40 years, often anticipating innovations, such as green buildings, or reflecting architectural discourse, such as a return to human scale.
40
In 2017, the Aga Khan Award for Architecture was 40 years old, making it the oldest major award in the field.