USAID has designed this education sector guidance document to provide a practical tool for USAID missions and operating units to more effectively include, engage, protect and partner with indigenous peoples in education sector programming. Consideration of indigenous peoples' development priorities and education needs through the engagement, consultation and inclusion of indigenous peoples in program design, implementation and assessment processes can help to mitigate adverse impacts on communities and lead to better outcomes. Well-structured communication, engagement and consultation processes are vital to advance education program objectives while taking into account indigenous peoples' expertise, needs and interests.

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