Ethnicity: Poverty

While the region has seen significant progress in terms of poverty reduction over the past decade, the Indigenous Peoples (IP) population has benefited little. They remain among the poorest in LAC, and, in some areas, the difference in poverty with other groups has grown even wider. Similarly, despite an overall expansion in coverage of basic services to indigenous households, IP continue to have a lower access to basic services, such as sanitation and electricity. This dashboard shows poverty rates for the IP and non-indigenous populations in the region based on household survey data for two points in time.


For more information on relevant issues on ethnicity in the region, please refer to the Ethnicity Regional Report.