The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) has been implementing innovative development solutions in Tajikistan since 1993. Central to its efforts have been inclusive, community-based development approaches in which local organisations identify, prioritise and implement projects with the Foundation’s assistance. The Foundation’s programmes in Tajikistan focus on four areas: rural development, health, education and civil society. Its initiatives address cross-cutting concerns including gender equality, pluralism, human resource development and public awareness of development issues. Through its activities in all four regions of Tajikistan, AKF is reaching over one million people.