Indigenous Peoples and the Human Rights-Based Approach to Development: Engaging in Dialogue

Strong economic growth in the majority of Asian countries has failed to bring significant benefits for indigenous peoples, and indeed levels of poverty and dispossession of lands and resources are rising. This compilation of analytical studies seeks to examine the development policies of agencies and organisations from a human rights-based perspective. It is the first step in a dialogue process that seeks to identify modalities for constructive engagement with indigenous peoples.