Good practices in IFAD’s engagement with Indigenous Peoples

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Good practices in IFAD’s engagement with indigenous peoples

This publication shares good practices for engagement with indigenous peoples as described in IFAD's investment projects as well as in the small projects financed through the Indigenous Peoples’ Assistance Facility (IPAF).

It was designed as a tool to capitalize on the experience that IFAD has gained in more than 30 years of engagement with indigenous peoples, as well as to contribute to building on appropriate approaches in the design and implementation of new projects.

In working closely with indigenous communities, IFAD has learned that effective and sustainable development must be tailored to their identities, values and cultures while protecting and promoting their rights.

These good practices are organized into short color-coded project files that cover different areas of engagement. As this is a living publication, the files will be updated whenever project implementation proceeds and additional information are available.


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