Indigenous peoples, self-determined development and sustainable livelihoods

Indigenous peoples, self-determined development and sustainable livelihoods
Indigenous peoples, self-determined development and sustainable livelihoods

Indigenous peoples, self-determined development and sustainable livelihoods

In the first half of 2017, Forest Peoples Programme completed an internal rapid scoping of core lessons learnt by forest peoples and their allies in efforts to achieve sustainable livelihoods and self-determined development.

This work was conducted as part of an internal FPP planning and review exercise to identify possible approaches to livelihoods work with our partners and forest peoples (this review is ongoing). The scoping exercise involved interviews with selected rights holders and NGOs and organisations working on livelihoods and with indigenous peoples in Latin America, Asia and Africa.

A short public version of the study has now been compiled and made available to share some of the main results and conclusions of the work. It is hoped the information will be of interest to a range of organisations and people working on indigenous peoples and sustainable self-determined development. The abridged report is available here.