The Lowitja Institute has partnered with The Lancet to develop a global report card describing the health and social status of Indigenous and tribal peoples across the globe.

The report card includes data from 28 Indigenous populations from 23 countries (out of 90 with Indigenous populations), collated against eight key themes. These include measures of population, life expectancy, infant mortality, birth weight, maternal mortality, relative educational attainment, relative economic status and relative nutritional status. The collaboration brought together experts from the United States of America, Russia, China, Australia, Canada, India, Pakistan, Brazil, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Colombia, Chile, Norway, Thailand, Myanmar, Kenya, Peru, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, Myanmar, Kenya, Cameroon and Nigeria.

This work coincides with the United Nations 2030 sustainable development goals adopted on September 25th 2015 to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all as part of a new sustainable development agenda.