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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 2016 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: 14,122
Ethiopia: 14,641
Northern India: 109,800
South-Eastern Nepal: 27,524
Southern India: 23,632
Thailand: 17,664

Total invested

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


Central Nepal: $0.83m
Ethiopia: $1.27m
Northern India: $4.57m
South-Eastern Nepal: $1.78m
Southern India: $1.13m
Thailand: $1.73m

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: $58
Ethiopia: $70
Northern India: $37
South-Eastern Nepal: $56
Southern India: $41
Thailand: $34

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: 136 Ethiopia: 0
Northern India: 7,557
South-Eastern Nepal: 461
Southern India: 444
Thailand: 325

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: 179
Ethiopia: 52
Northern India: 1,197
South-Eastern Nepal: 417
Southern India: 1,030
Thailand: 36

At-risk children in school

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


Central Nepal: 142
Ethiopia: 176
Northern India: 14,200
South-Eastern Nepal: 9,202
Southern India: 359
Thailand: 0

Graduates of vocational training

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


Central Nepal: 68
Ethiopia: 112
Northern India: 1,481
South-Eastern Nepal: 48
Southern India: 420
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: 44
Ethiopia: 189
Northern India: 5,871
South-Eastern Nepal: 133
Southern India: 200
Thailand: 2

Survivors accessing psychosocial services

Number of slavery survivors and victims provided with psychosocial support services to help them recover from mental trauma and avoid falling back into situations of extreme exploitation.


Central Nepal: 1,402
Ethiopia: 181
Northern India: 3,397
South-Eastern Nepal: 67
Southern India: 364
Thailand: 132

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: 25
Ethiopia: 0
Northern India: 8,010
South-Eastern Nepal: 7,934
Southern India: 1,010
Thailand: 21

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: 94
Ethiopia: 0
Northern India: 654
South-Eastern Nepal: 108
Southern India: 27
Thailand: 71


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


Central Nepal: 14
Ethiopia: 0
Northern India: 149
South-Eastern Nepal: 2
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: 4
Ethiopia: 0
Northern India: 15
South-Eastern Nepal: 0
Southern India: 0
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: 110
Ethiopia: 0
Northern India: 62
South-Eastern Nepal: 234
Southern India: 106
Thailand: 167