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International Financial Corporation (World Bank subdivision focusing on the private sector) on the preparation of the Sakhalin Indigenous Minorities Development Plan:

Since most consultations took place during the winter months, a special focus was on enabling the most disadvantaged members of the local community, such as senior citizens, to attend. Vehicles were provided to those who needed them, and younger community members escorted the elderly. Where possible, the consultations were timed to start after the end of the days fishing trips. Time was allocated for the participants to share their problems and concerns. The organisers made sure that all those present were treated respectfully, and efforts were made to reach a consensus. As a result, the meetings turned out extremely long, but people felt that their presence mattered.

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This section presents the external monitor’s first report of the Sakhalin Indigenous Minorities Development Plan (SIMDP).

The reports cover the life of the SIMDP and are regularly prepared by Gregory E. Guldin, an international expert in Indigenous Peoples, and is a Doctor in Anthropology, who has decades of work experience in the sphere of applied anthropology within the public and private sectors in the USA, Russia, China, Indonesia and Vietnam.

Completion Evaluation Report, 2020

Fourth external monitor report SIMDP3, 2019

Midterm Evaluation Report SIMDP-3, December 2018

Second external monitor report SIMDP-3, December 2017

First external monitor report SIMDP-3, December 2016 


Fifth SIMDP 2 External Monitor Report

Fourth SIMDP 2 External Monitor Report

Third SIMDP 2 External Monitor Report

Second SIMDP 2 External Monitor Report

External monitor inception report (April 2011)

SIMDP 1 External Monitor Reports

Midterm evalution report, October 2013

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Conference: Medical and Social aspects of Health Care for the Sakhalin Indigenous Minorities

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Received the main award in the all-Russian Corporate Philanthropy Leaders contest in nomination The Best Programme for Corporate Philanthropy Policy and Companys Social Investments Principles

Winner of Vitus Bering International Award

Winner of social investments contest Corporate Donor of Russia 2008

First prize at the Far Eastern International Festival of Indigenous People