“The Aga Khan Rural Support Programme (AKRSP): A Bibliography of Secondary Sources” | Nawazali A. Jiwa

Nawazali A. Jiwa has published a bibliography entitled “The Aga Khan Rural Support Programme (AKRSP): A Bibliography of Secondary Sources,” in International Journal of Contemporary Sociology 58, no. 1 (2021): 87–143.


The Aga Khan Rural Support Programme Pakistan (AKRSP-P) and the Aga Khan Rural Support Programme India (AKRSP-I) are non-governmental organizations (NGOs) operating under the aegis of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN). While these two NGOs have generated a considerable corpus of information on their own, the constantly-evolving body of secondary sources on the AKRSPs also documents their activities in various areas of rural development. This bibliography represents an attempt at compiling a listing of secondary sources about the AKRSPs within particular parameters. Sources include books, book chapters, periodical articles, scholarly journal studies, master’s theses, and doctoral dissertations. In sum, these sources constitute a bibliography of 475 entries available in both print and/or online formats. The variety of entries were searched for and found in a multitude of different information resources. This bibliography will be of special interest to those both within and outside the diverse field of rural sociology.

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About Nawazali A. Jiwa

Nawazali A. Jiwa is an independent researcher and a librarian by profession. He holds a Master’s degree in Library and Information Studies from the University of Alberta. He has attained work experience at the Institute of Ismaili Studies Library, London, and at the Interlibrary Loan Office of the University of Alberta Libraries. His bibliographic studies have been published in MELA Notes: Journal of Middle Eastern Librarianship and Theological Librarianship: An Online Journal of the American Theological Library Association.

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