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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 eight operational hotspots in Brazil, central Nepal, Ethiopia, Myanmar, northern India, south-eastern Nepal, southern India, Rajasthan and Thailand up to mid 2021 are presented below.



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: 1,679
Central Nepal: 48,959
Ethiopia: 141,631
Myanmar: 15,319
Northern India: 368,733
Rajasthan: 27,319
South-Eastern Nepal: 68,833
Southern India: 224,197
Thailand: 79,359

Total invested

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


Brazil: $0.3m
Central Nepal: $5.2m
Ethiopia: $8.5m
Myanmar: $0.8m
Northern India: $14.1m
Rajasthan: $3.9m
South-Eastern Nepal: $6.3m
Southern India: $9.5m
Thailand: $11.3m

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: $98
Ethiopia: $58
Northern India: $34
Rajasthan: $48
South-Eastern Nepal: $85
Southern India: $38
Thailand: $46

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: 2,258
Northern India: 18,207
Rajasthan: 1,712
South-Eastern Nepal: 1,412
Southern India: 5,093
Thailand: 786

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: 24,673
Ethiopia: 43,957
Myanmar: 1,325
Northern India: 96,401
Rajasthan: 12,768
South-Eastern Nepal: 8,259
Southern India: 214,445
Thailand: 56,732

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: 228
Ethiopia: 847
Northern India: 339,147
Rajasthan: 7,979
South-Eastern Nepal: 18,375
Southern India: 97,253
Thailand: 809

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: 870
Ethiopia: 2,199
Myanmar: 117
Northern India: 4,245
Rajasthan: 399
South-Eastern Nepal: 478
Southern India: 3,366
Thailand: 193

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: 2,347
Ethiopia: 926
Myanmar: 2
Northern India: 54,169
Rajasthan: 2,439
South-Eastern Nepal: 18,301
Southern India: 3,559
Thailand: 1,130

Graduates of vocational training

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


Central Nepal: 1,106
Ethiopia: 3,358
Northern India: 9,087
Rajasthan: 3,278
South-Eastern Nepal: 748
Southern India: 3,536
Myanmar: 202

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.


Central Nepal: 760
Ethiopia: 3,021
Myanmar: 14
Northern India: 17,842
Rajasthan: 735
South-Eastern Nepal: 2,953
Southern India: 3,620
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: 356
Northern India: 3,594
Myanmar: 16
Rajasthan: 217
South-Eastern Nepal: 188
Southern India: 583
Thailand: 1105


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


Central Nepal: 179
Northern India: 422
Myanmar: 17
Rajasthan: 139
South-Eastern Nepal: 24
Southern India: 46
Thailand: 5


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


Central Nepal: 57
Northern India: 61
Rajasthan: 8
South-Eastern Nepal: 1
Southern India: 5
Thailand: 18
Myanmar: 9

Changes in public policy

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


Central Nepal: 11
Ethiopia: 7
Northern India: 53
Rajasthan: 20
South-Eastern Nepal: 15
Southern India: 21
Thailand: 22

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: 426
Ethiopia: 5
Northern India: 1,717
Rajasthan: 24
South-Eastern Nepal: 638
Southern India: 981
Thailand: 480

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