This publication provides guidelines for incorporating IK into project planning and implementation. There are separate guides for different groups: indigenous peoples, project planners, government, and NGOs. These various perspectives offer a good starting point for development planning.

The book emphasises the importance of contacting indigenous people during the planning of a project and incorporating their knowledge into the project planning, implementation, operation and evaluation. Worksheets, examples and websites are also provided.

The publication focuses on finding ways to bring indigenous peoples and their knowledge effectively, and sensitively, into planning and implementation.