Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN)

Undertakes development projects in multiple social impact sectors including healthcare, education and financial inclusion

  • Started:
  • New Delhi, Delhi


Conducts developmental projects in multiple sectors with a Multi-Input Development Area (MIAD) approach through its agencies working in the field of e Read moreducation, economic development, health, agriculture, food security, humanitarian assistance, habitat and cultural development. The education project is facilitated through Aga Khan Academies (AKA), Aga Khan Education Services (AKES) and the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) which are the agencies of AKDN working in the field of education. The focus is on providing quality education to underprivileged students through its own educational institutions and through supporting public & private schools in improving the quality of education. Since the founding of the first Aga Khan school in 1905, it has established 80 other schools and educational institutions. The healthcare initiative is conducted through Aga Khan Health Services and the Aga Khan Foundation. It focuses on improving the access of underprivileged population to low-cost, high quality healthcare with special focus on women and children. The agriculture and food security program is active in 2,500 Indian villages with activities focused on environmental protection, establishment of community based self-help groups, establishing local ownership for cattle breeding & market linkages for dairy products, rain water harvesting and computer based learning for youth interested in non-farm employment. Humanitarian assistance, through the Aga Khan Agency for Habitat focuses on emergency response, relief & recovery, disaster management, disaster risk reduction through awareness programs, local capacity building in disaster assessment and response, safety drills and school/hostel/hospital safety initiatives. Over the course of its operations, it has responded to multiple incidents of natural calamities in various states. The Aga Khan Agency for Habitat (AKAH), the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) and the Aga Khan Rural Support Programme India (AKRSPI) focus on assisting rural communities in improving their quality of life and habitat. Cultural development activities in India are conducted through the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC) which undertakes restoration and revitalization of historical monuments and organizes social & cultural programmes in local communities. In addition to cultural development, the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (AKFED) undertakes equity investment to promote entrepreneurship and initiatives in the private sector.


  • Agriculture
  • Health
  • Education
  • Livelihoods
  • Art & Culture
  • Energy & Environment


Project Location


Sarojini House, 2nd floor 6, Bhagwan Dass Road

Offices in Cities


Other Details

  • Sister Organisation

    Aga Khan Foundation

  • Type & Sub Type


  • Employees