The Challenge
To contirbute to improving the performance of the interventions with an indigenous component of the EU Delegation in Ecuador, based on knowledge of the strengths, weaknesses and lessons of the externally monitored interventions.

Our work and approach
The analyses discusses Ecuador's challenges regarding indigenous rights despite legal frameworks like ILO Convention 169 and the UN Declaration on Indigenous Rights, as they have been recorded in the monitoring reports. Issues include systematic violations due to extractive projects, racism rooted in colonial history, and a crisis of indigenous identity exacerbated by urban migration. Despite constitutional provisions, dialogue processes have often failed to address indigenous concerns, contrasting with successful local indigenous governance models that offer lessons for inclusive policies.

Results and Insights
Recommendations on how to maintain relevance, increase coordination, complementarity and EU added value, as well as how to maximise efficiency and effectiveness and promote sustainability.