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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 December 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: 47,513
Ethiopia: 128,140
Northern India: 206,261
Rajasthan: 10,291
South-Eastern Nepal: 43,892
Southern India: 157,656
Thailand: 61,950

Total invested

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


Central Nepal: $4.9m
Ethiopia: $6.4m
Northern India: $12.1m
Rajasthan: $2.3m
South-Eastern Nepal: $5.4m
Southern India: $6.8m
Thailand: $8.4m

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: $47
Northern India: $52
Rajasthan: $219
South-Eastern Nepal: $111
Southern India: $38
Thailand: $42

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
Ethiopia: 0
Northern India: 17,877
Rajasthan: 896
South-Eastern Nepal: 1,229
Southern India: 4,371
Thailand: 766

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: 40,098
Northern India: 69,349
Rajasthan: 6,728
South-Eastern Nepal: 3,530
Southern India: 158,082
Thailand: 43,761

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: 827
Northern India: 66,752
Rajasthan: 3,615
South-Eastern Nepal: 15,603
Southern India: 73,742
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: 870
Ethiopia: 1,910
Northern India: 2,602
Rajasthan: 173
South-Eastern Nepal: 444
Southern India: 3,050
Thailand: 186

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: 610
Northern India: 29,542
Rajasthan: 841
South-Eastern Nepal: 18,286
Southern India: 3,425
Thailand: 1,130

Graduates of vocational training

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


Central Nepal: 1,106
Ethiopia: 3,029
Northern India: 8,842
Rajasthan: 2,722
South-Eastern Nepal: 748
Southern India: 3,277

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: 2,479
Northern India: 15,070
Rajasthan: 109
South-Eastern Nepal: 1,807
Southern India: 2,697
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: 3,586
Rajasthan: 97
South-Eastern Nepal: 173
Southern India: 548
Thailand: 716


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


Central Nepal: 179
Northern India: 413
Rajasthan: 79
South-Eastern Nepal: 24
Southern India: 34
Thailand: 5


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


Central Nepal: 137
Northern India: 54
Rajasthan: 3
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: 9
Northern India: 52
Rajasthan: 13
South-Eastern Nepal: 13
Southern India: 33
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: 426
Ethiopia: 5
Northern India: 1,017
Rajasthan: 6
South-Eastern Nepal: 597
Southern India: 778
Thailand: 456

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