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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 hotspots in Bangladesh, Brazil, Ethiopia, Indonesia Myanmar, Nepal, and Thailand are up to mid-2022. Results for northern India, southern India,  and Rajasthan are for up to the end of 2021.



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.


Brazil: 6,834
Ethiopia: 165,629
Indonesia: 5,729
Myanmar: 36,427
Nepal: 69,320
Northern India: 489,656
Rajasthan: 49,355
Southern India: 292,206
Thailand: 84,417
projects: 224,437

Total invested

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


Bangladesh: $0.2m
Brazil: $0.8m
Central Nepal: $5.2m
Ethiopia: $11.5m
Indonesia: $0.4m
Myanmar: $1.1m
Northern India: $14.5m
Rajasthan: $4.6m
South-Eastern Nepal: $7.2m
Southern India: $9.8m
Thailand: $12.6m
Non-hotspot projects: $820,109
Research: $2,017,705

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.


Brazil: $111
Ethiopia: $67
Myanmar: $30
Nepal: $96
Northern India: $26
Rajasthan: $86
Southern India: $30
Thailand: $50

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.


Brazil: 47
Ethiopia: 254
Myanmar: 1
Nepal: 1,844
Northern India: 18,207
Rajasthan: 1,783
Southern India: 5,143
Thailand: 786
projects: 444

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.


Brazil: 385
Ethiopia: 49,854
Indonesia: 181
Myanmar: 1,352
Nepal: 15,502
Northern India: 96,447
Rajasthan: 13,608
Southern India: 226,235
Thailand: 54,503
projects: 279,679

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.


Brazil: 50
Ethiopia: 915
Myanmar: 8
Nepal: 23,365
Northern India: 453,963
Rajasthan: 11,543
Southern India: 100,617
Thailand: 1,233
projects: 345,137

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.


Brazil: 40
Ethiopia: 2,363
Myanmar: 162
Nepal: 703
Northern India: 3,134
Rajasthan: 544
Southern India: 3,467
Thailand: 197
projects: 934

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.


Brazil: 4
Ethiopia: 1,151
Myanmar: 2
Nepal: 21,465
Northern India: 86,243
Rajasthan: 3,565
Southern India: 3,637
Thailand: 1,130
projects: 33,520

Graduates of vocational training

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


Brazil: 15
Ethiopia: 3,983
Myanmar: 244
Nepal: 1,049
Northern India: 9,087
Rajasthan: 3,380
Southern India: 3,548
projects: 372

Micro-enterprises started

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


Brazil: 15
Ethiopia: 3,352
Indonesia: 1
Myanmar: 24
Nepal: 4,828
Northern India: 17,919
Rajasthan: 780
Southern India: 3,690
Thailand: 2
projects: 995

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.


Brazil: 3
Ethiopia: 63
Indonesia: 105
Myanmar: 38
Nepal: 246
Northern India: 3,586
Rajasthan: 234
Southern India: 587
Thailand: 1,219
projects: 2


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


Myanmar: 17
Nepal: 24
Northern India: 427
Rajasthan: 156
Southern India: 47
Thailand: 5


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


Ethiopia: 12
Myanmar: 9
Nepal: 1
Northern India: 54
Rajasthan: 8
Southern India: 5
Thailand: 18

Changes in public policy

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


Brazil: 9
Ethiopia: 9
Nepal: 22
Northern India: 62
Rajasthan: 32
Southern India: 32
Thailand: 31

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.


Brazil: 4
Ethiopia: 5
Nepal: 781
Northern India: 1,798
Rajasthan: 27
Southern India: 1,005
Thailand: 516