About

About

Mandate

Accelerate Prosperity (AP) is a part of new global initiative of the AKDN in Central and South Asia, which follows guidance from the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) Board to develop more formal structures to catalyze enterprises within AKDN’s main… Read More

Mission

AP’s mission is to create sustainable SMEs by promoting entrepreneurship and creating space to facilitate more appropriate technical expertise, mentoring and creative financial solutions, which can bridge the gaps between investors, government, donors and entrepreneurs, and spur dialogue between… Read More

Vision

In 5 years’ time, the overall vision is for AP to be: The lead player in startup & SME ecosystem in target countries, especially for rural areas; The lead platform in target countries for context relevant business incubation, acceleration,… Read More

Background

Small and medium sized enterprises (SME) are vital economic drivers, generating much needed jobs (over 50% of employment) and catalyzing commercial activity (up to 50% of annual GDP). In fragile states, job creation is a priority for Governments to… Read More