Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities

Linking Indigenous Communities with Regional Development

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Published on July 17, 2019

The 38 million Indigenous peoples living across 12 OECD countries contribute to stronger regional and national economies, and have unique assets and knowledge that address global challenges such as climate change. Supporting their economic inclusion at local and regional levels is essential to achieving the promise of the Sustainable Development Goals to “leave no-one behind” and overcoming the significant gaps in well-being that continue to exist between Indigenous and non-Indigenous populations, notably in rural areas. This report provides recommendations to achieve vibrant local and regional Indigenous economies that deliver on their objectives for development by: improving Indigenous statistics and data governance; enabling policies for entrepreneurship and small business; providing instruments to mobilise land for development; and implementing effective and inclusive governance to support a place-based approach.


Abbreviations and acronyms
Executive summary
Assessment and recommendations
Note on methodology
Indigenous economic development and well-being: Statistics and data governance
Promoting Indigenous entrepreneurship and small business development in partnership with Indigenous communities
Indigenous lands: Recognition, management and development
Towards a place-based approach to Indigenous economic development
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17 July 2019 Geneva Switzerland

The report will be launched at the 12th Session of the UN Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

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