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Global Metrics

As part of a wider program of monitoring and evaluation, all of our partners report into a common set of metrics. This data is used to both monitor performance at a local level – and can be aggregated to provide a global picture of results. The metrics cover a number of common areas, including who we are reaching, the outputs we produce and project cost.

Current results for our six operational hotspots in central Nepal, Ethiopia, northern India, south-eastern Nepal, southern India and Thailand up to the end of June 2017 are presented below. You can find a PDF of our latest impact results here.



Hotspot Breakdown

Lives impacted

Number of active, regular participants of programs supported by the Freedom Fund. Includes members of community vigilance committees, self-help groups, individuals rescued from slavery, and those given educational, psychosocial or income generation services. Excludes those provided with one-time information.


Central Nepal: 27,952
Ethiopia: 47,626
Northern India: 140,324
South-Eastern Nepal: 32,239
Southern India: 62,073
Thailand: 28,285

Total invested

Total funds invested in hotspot programs since the Freedom Fund’s inception.


Central Nepal: $1.91m
Ethiopia: $2.86m
Northern India: $7.12m
South East Nepal: $2.87m
Southern India: $3.05m
Thailand: $3.25m

Cost per person

Average cost of community interventions per active, regular participant. Excludes grants made to partners working indirectly, e.g. at international policy level or for research and evaluation.


Central Nepal: $65
Ethiopia: $53
Northern India: $45
South East Nepal: $76
Southern India: $43
Thailand: $41

Victims liberated

Number of people liberated from any form of slavery, be it through gradual change of circumstance or shorter “rescue event”. Includes
those – especially children – rescued en route to employment if trafficking is suspected.

From July 2016 onwards, only people liberated with follow-up services to sustain their recovery are counted.


Central Nepal: 618
Ethiopia: 0
Northern India: 10,302
South-Eastern Nepal: 600
Southern India: 1,628
Thailand: 374

Individuals accessing social & legal services

Number of individuals provided with social and legal services by Freedom Fund partners. These services help slavery survivors recover from mental trauma as well as provide at-risk individuals with legal protection and options for recourse.


Central Nepal: 7,315
Ethiopia: 8,759
Northern India: 18,306
South-Eastern Nepal: 599
Southern India: 8,452
Thailand: 8,542

Individuals with new access to government services

Number of people supported by our partners who gain access to government services that they did not previously have, such as employment rights, schools, pensions, compensation payments, ID cards, land rights.


Central Nepal: 68
Ethiopia: 386
Northern India: 20,426
South-Eastern Nepal: 10,270
Southern India: 4,275
Thailand: 551

Community freedom groups supported

Number of active, local groups, including community vigilance committees and self-help savings and loans groups, formed or supported by Freedom Fund partners.


Central Nepal: 347
Ethiopia: 505
Northern India: 1,971
South-Eastern Nepal: 276
Southern India: 2,240
Thailand: 114

At-risk children in school

Number of previously out-of-school children in slavery-affected communities now enrolled in formal or informal education as a result of Freedom Fund support.


Central Nepal: 471
Ethiopia: 186
Northern India: 18,623
South-Eastern Nepal: 13,558
Southern India: 1,408
Thailand: 0

Graduates of vocational training

Number of slavery survivors or highly vulnerable individuals completing vocational training courses.


Central Nepal: 210
Ethiopia: 580
Northern India: 3,199
South-Eastern Nepal: 157
Southern India: 1,235
Thailand: 0

Micro-enterprises started

Number of slavery survivors or highly vulnerable individuals who have started micro-enterprises as a result of Freedom Fund support.


Central Nepal: 125
Ethiopia: 806
Northern India: 8,037
South-Eastern Nepal: 729
Southern India: 560
Thailand: 2

Legal cases assisted

Number of individual legal cases that our partners provide any kind of support to, including advice, testimony, direct litigation, and witness protection.


Central Nepal: 154
Ethiopia: 0
Northern India: 1,643
South-Eastern Nepal: 140
Southern India: 216
Thailand: 303


Number of arrests of traffickers and slaveholders in which one or more Freedom Fund partners played a role.


Central Nepal: 50
Ethiopia: 0
Northern India: 215
South-Eastern Nepal: 7
Southern India: 2
Thailand: 0


Number of convictions of traffickers and slaveholders in which one or more Freedom Fund partners played a role.


Central Nepal: 18
Ethiopia: 0
Northern India: 28
South-Eastern Nepal: 0
Southern India: 0
Thailand: 1

Changes in public policy

Number of changes to public policy attributable in part to Freedom Fund partners.


Central Nepal: 0
Ethiopia: 0
Northern India: 8
South-Eastern Nepal: 1
Southern India: 4
Thailand: 0

Media stories

Number of stories about slavery that can be attributed at least in part to the Freedom Fund or its partners' efforts to generate media attention to the issue.


Central Nepal: 145
Ethiopia: 2
Northern India: 162
South-Eastern Nepal: 345
Southern India: 273
Thailand: 343