Category: Community Empowerment
This Policy on Promoting the Rights of Indigenous Peoples1 (PRO-IP) positions the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to strengthen and expand upon the decades of support we have committed to Indigenous Peoples around the world. The Policy offers guidance for robust engagement and partnership with
Indigenous Peoples to help USAID’s programs align with these communities’ own priorities, while also ensuring that our staff and implementing partners safeguard against unintended adverse impact. Not all of USAID’s Operating Units (OUs) will have the same level of engagement with Indigenous Peoples, but those whose projects have the potential for significant impact on Indigenous Peoples must adhere to this Policy. Operating Units that do not have extensive activities that affect Indigenous Peoples should use their best efforts to allocate time and resources effectively to include Indigenous Peoples in development processes and mitigate the risk of adverse impacts.
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