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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 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: 21,448
Ethiopia: 32,138
Northern India: 128,643
South-Eastern Nepal: 30,895
Southern India: 45,689
Thailand: 23,408

Total invested

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


Central Nepal: $1.8m
Ethiopia: $2.1m
Northern India: $5.8m
South-Eastern Nepal: $2.4m
Southern India: $2.4m
Thailand: $3.0m

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: $80
Ethiopia: $56
Northern India: $40
South-Eastern Nepal: $69
Southern India: $47
Thailand: $40

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: 354
Ethiopia: 0
Northern India: 8,961
South-Eastern Nepal: 595
Southern India: 666
Thailand: 321

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: 62
Ethiopia: 386
Northern India: 14,614
South-Eastern Nepal: 8,621
Southern India: 1,952
Thailand: 91

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: 283
Ethiopia: 299
Northern India: 1,889
South-Eastern Nepal: 276
Southern India: 1,759
Thailand: 62

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: 247
Ethiopia: 176
Northern India: 16,134
South-Eastern Nepal: 10,846
Southern India: 625
Thailand: 0

Graduates of vocational training

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


Central Nepal: 114
Ethiopia: 537
Northern India: 2,786
South-Eastern Nepal: 84
Southern India: 918
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: 69
Ethiopia: 489
Northern India: 6,972
South-Eastern Nepal: 540
Southern India: 336
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: 97
Ethiopia: 0
Northern India: 1,329
South-Eastern Nepal: 128
Southern India: 154
Thailand: 199


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


Central Nepal: 20
Ethiopia: 0
Northern India: 181
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: 11
Ethiopia: 0
Northern India: 21
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: 92
Ethiopia: 0
Northern India: 117
South-Eastern Nepal: 296
Southern India: 170
Thailand: 251