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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 seven operational hotspots in central Nepal, Ethiopia, northern India, south-eastern Nepal, southern India, Rajasthan and Thailand up to the end of June 2019 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.


Central Nepal: 42,296
Ethiopia: 116,253
Northern India: 195,980
Rajasthan: 8,546
South-Eastern Nepal: 43,533
Southern India: 101,467
Thailand: 55,493

Total invested

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


Central Nepal: $4.3m
Ethiopia: $5.8m
Northern India: $11.8m
Rajasthan: $1.8m
South-Eastern Nepal: $4.9m
Southern India: $5.9m
Thailand: $6.8m

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: $96
Ethiopia: $45
Northern India: $52
Rajasthan: $202
South-Eastern Nepal: $103
Southern India: $52
Thailand: $39

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: 1,868
Ethiopia: 0
Northern India: 16,063
Rajasthan: 628
South-Eastern Nepal: 1,153
Southern India: 3,850
Thailand: 715

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: 20,808
Ethiopia: 37,229
Northern India: 54,303
Rajasthan: 4,450
South-Eastern Nepal: 2,913
Southern India: 69,894
Thailand: 36,700

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: 133
Ethiopia: 663
Northern India: 52,129
Rajasthan: 1,525
South-Eastern Nepal: 14,241
Southern India: 15,376
Thailand: 772

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: 792
Ethiopia: 1,325
Northern India: 2,564
Rajasthan: 145
South-Eastern Nepal: 407
Southern India: 2,652
Thailand: 127

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: 2,143
Ethiopia: 473
Northern India: 28,111
Rajasthan: 426
South-Eastern Nepal: 18,362
Southern India: 3,137
Thailand: 1,130

Graduates of vocational training

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


Central Nepal: 930
Ethiopia: 2,432
Northern India: 7,206
Rajasthan: 499
South-Eastern Nepal: 610
Southern India: 2,941

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: 597
Ethiopia: 1,812
Northern India: 12,973
Rajasthan: 7
South-Eastern Nepal: 1,621
Southern India: 1,867
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: 299
Northern India: 3,068
Rajasthan: 81
South-Eastern Nepal: 175
Southern India: 502
Thailand: 671


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


Central Nepal: 169
Northern India: 354
Rajasthan: 81
South-Eastern Nepal: 24
Southern India: 18
Thailand: 5


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


Central Nepal: 49
Northern India: 46
Rajasthan: 0
South-Eastern Nepal: 1
Southern India: 4
Thailand: 18

Changes in public policy

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


Central Nepal: 8
Northern India: 34
Rajasthan: 9
South-Eastern Nepal: 5
Southern India: 22
Thailand: 1

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: 362
Ethiopia: 5
Northern India: 682
Rajasthan: 0
South-Eastern Nepal: 538
Southern India: 634
Thailand: 459

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