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The fact that practices are recorded and displayed do not constitute an approval - or in the case of the rejection of a contribution, a disapproval - by the World Bank or its partners in the indigenous knowledge initiative of the validity of the practice.

The nature of the subject does not allow for an external judgement whether an indigenous practice is a best practice. Ultimately, the validity of a practice can be judged upon only by the community that applies it, by the agents that intend to disseminate it and by the recipients of a practice who may decide to adopt and adapt it according to their own needs. It is not the purpose of this database to preempt any judgement on a practice. It is the responsibility of the contributor to ensure that a practice is thoroughly reported, corroborated and presented with the contributor’s judgement why a given practice is worthwhile to0be shared within the developing community.

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Last updated: Thursday, February 20, 2003