The evidence draws on detailed studies by Forest Peoples Programme which reveal a systematic failure of the effectiveness of World Bank projects and policies to protect the rights and improve the livelihoods of forest peoples.
Summary report of Round Table Discussion held at World Bank Headquarters, Washington, DC 17-18 October 2002
This briefing aims to:
- Outline the safeguard provisions of the World Bank's existing Indigenous Peoples Policy (OD4.20)
- Provide a background to the World Bank's revision of its Indigenous Peoples Policy
- Highlight the substative concerns of indigenous peoples regarding the March 2001 draft revised policy (Draft OP/BP4.10) and their criticisms of the revision process.