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Aga Khan Foundation (UK)

London, UK

The Aga Khan Development Network has a great deal of experience with blended finance and outcome-based financing. We have just started implementing a new impact bond in Portugal focused on "family literacy." AKF Prt is the social investor, the National Early Childhood Professionals Association is the implementing partner and the Ministry of Education the public partner; together with a research partner ISPA (Institute of Applied Psychology) and the outcome-analysis partner MAZE (Social Investment Lab). The main goal is to improve literacy skills in writing and reading together with family literacy practises contributing to lower retention rates in basic education and promote school success.

Operating in:

Continents: Africa, Asia, Europe

Countries: Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Egypt, India, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Madagascar, Mali, Mozambique, Pakistan, Portugal, Syrian Arab Republic, Tajikistan, Tanzania, United Republic of, Uganda


Organisation type:

Philanthropic organisation

Policy areas:

Sustainable Development Goals:
  • SDG 1 - No poverty
  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institution
  • SDG 17 - Partnership for the Goals


Matt Reed

AKDN would like to be an implementing partner for programmes in our countries of operation; it is also willing to participate as a risk funder for programmes that we help design in our countries of operation


Twitter: @MattReedAKDN

Phone: +447590713611