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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, Kenya, Myanmar, Nepal, and Thailand are up to mid-2023. 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.


Bangladesh: 3,217
Brazil: 11,508
Ethiopia: 181,119
Indonesia: 6,568
Myanmar: 37,322
Nepal: 75,694
Northern India: 489,656
Rajasthan: 49,355
Southern India: 292,206
Thailand: 86,904
projects: 326,794

Total invested

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


Bangladesh: $0.6m
Brazil: $1.4m
Central Nepal: $5.2m
Ethiopia: $15.4m
Indonesia: $1.2m
Kenya: $0.5m
Myanmar: $1.4m
Northern India: $14.5m
Rajasthan: $4.6m
South-Eastern Nepal: $8.3m
Southern India: $9.8m
Thailand: $15.1m
Non-hotspot projects: $6.7m

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: $119
Ethiopia: $83
Indonesia: $176
Myanmar: $37
Nepal: $103
Northern India: $27
Rajasthan: $86
Southern India: $31
Thailand: $57

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: 116
Ethiopia: 361
Myanmar: 13
Nepal: 2,358
Northern India: 18,207
Rajasthan: 1,783
Southern India: 5,143
Thailand: 786
projects: 700

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.


Bangladesh: 2,087
Brazil: 3,903
Ethiopia: 56,767
Indonesia: 975
Myanmar: 1,783
Nepal: 29,702
Northern India: 96,447
Rajasthan: 13,608
Southern India: 226,235
Thailand: 57,386
projects: 472,173

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.


Bangladesh: 609
Brazil: 50
Ethiopia: 1,070
Indonesia: 6
Myanmar: 8
Nepal: 29,522
Northern India: 453,963
Rajasthan: 11,543
Southern India: 100,617
Thailand: 1,526
projects: 596,077

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.


Bangladesh: 57
Brazil: 77
Ethiopia: 2,530
Indonesia: 8
Myanmar: 193
Nepal: 772
Northern India: 3,134
Rajasthan: 544
Southern India: 3,467
Thailand: 207
projects: 340

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.


Bangladesh: 683
Brazil: 7
Ethiopia: 1,469
Myanmar: 2
Nepal: 25,127
Northern India: 86,243
Rajasthan: 3,565
Southern India: 3,637
Thailand: 1,130
projects: 70,931

Graduates of vocational training

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


Brazil: 64
Ethiopia: 4,974
Myanmar: 265
Nepal: 1,415
Northern India: 9,087
Rajasthan: 3,380
Southern India: 3,548
projects: 914

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: 37
Ethiopia: 4,149
Indonesia: 23
Myanmar: 34
Nepal: 10,184
Northern India: 17,919
Rajasthan: 780
Southern India: 3,690
Thailand: 2
projects: 605

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: 88
Indonesia: 181
Myanmar: 61
Nepal: 254
Northern India: 3,586
Rajasthan: 234
Southern India: 587
Thailand: 1,887
projects: 43


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


Ethiopia: 86
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: 62
Myanmar: 9
Nepal: 57
Northern India: 54
Rajasthan: 8
Southern India: 5
Thailand: 18
Non-hotspot projects: 11

Changes in public policy

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


Brazil: 21
Ethiopia: 14
Indonesia: 6
Myanmar: 2
Nepal: 34
Northern India: 62
Rajasthan: 32
Southern India: 32
Thailand: 36
Non-hotspot: 25

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.


Bangladesh: 2
Brazil: 4
Ethiopia: 5
Indonesia: 53
Nepal: 921
Northern India: 1,798
Rajasthan: 27
Southern India: 1,005
Thailand: 529