Empowering tribals: Progressing from partnership to ownership

The Story of a cluster of tribal villages in Mayurbhanj, Orissa working with SSADRI and ILO-INDISCO Programme (INDISCO Case Study No. 9)

This case study documents the process initiated by the INDISCO Programme of the ILO, in partnership with Social Science and Development Research Institute and the tribal people of Mayurbhanj District in Orissa, India. The first pilot phase successfully put into practice the ILO’s policy on consultation and informed participation of the people in their own development initiatives. In keeping with the recommendations of a terminal tripartite evaluation, the second phase of INDISCO was launched with an expanded project in the pilot region of Mayurbhanj, with AUSAID support in the first three years followed by MIGROS Cooperative Federation of Switzerland, in the final year.