Thursday, May 06, 2010


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Institute for Workplace Studies----------------- Professor Samuel B. Bacharach
School of Industrial & Labor Relations-------- Director, Institute for Workplace Studies
Cornell University
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Stuart Basefsky
New York, NY 10016 -------------------------------Director, IWS News Bureau


United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

(distributed by World Bank)



[full-text, 339 pages]


See Press Release 27 April 2010,,contentMDK:22558369~menuPK:64885113~pagePK:64885161~piPK:64884432~theSitePK:5929282,00.html



The study, “Indigenous Peoples, Poverty and Development,” released yesterday at the UN during the Ninth Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, confirms the dire state of indigenous peoples globally—still among the poorest of the poor. But findings from the study also give hope that widespread and sustainable growth and poverty reduction can lift vast segments of the poor.


The indigenous in Asia and Africa


The study examined seven countries in Asia and Africa—China, India, Lao PDR, Vietnam, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Gabon—which together account for 72 percent of the world’s indigenous peoples. China and India alone account for more than two-thirds of the world’s indigenous population.


Table of Contents

1. Introduction

Gillette Hall and Harry Anthony Patrinos (eds.)


2. Becoming indigenous

Jerome Levi and Biorn Maybury-Lewis


3. Indigenous peoples and development goals: a global snapshot

Kevin Macdonald


4. Central Africa: the case of the pygmies

Prospere Backiny-Yetna, Mohamed Arbi Ben-Achour and Quentin Wodon


5. China: a case study in rapid poverty reduction

Emily Hannum and Meiyan Wang


6. India: the scheduled tribes

Maitreyi Bordia Das, Gillette Hall, Soumya Kapoor, Denis Nikitin


7. Laos: ethno-linguistic diversity and disadvantage

Elizabeth M. King and Dominique van de Walle


8. Vietnam: a widening poverty gap for ethnic minorities

Hai-Anh Dang


9. Towards a better future for the world’s indigenous peoples

Gillette Hall and Harry Anthony Patrinos



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