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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 six operational hotspots in central Nepal, Ethiopia, northern India, south-eastern Nepal, southern India and Thailand up to the end of December 2017 are presented below. You can find a PDF of our latest impact results here.



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: 31,313
Ethiopia: 69,707
Northern India: 148,358
South-Eastern Nepal: 32,805
Southern India: 68,670
Thailand: 39,810

Total invested

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


Central Nepal: $2.54m
Ethiopia: $3.55m
Northern India: $8.35m
South-Eastern Nepal: $3.1m
Southern India: $3.92m
Thailand: $4.16m

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: $73
Ethiopia: $46
Northern India: $48
South-Eastern Nepal: $88
Southern India: $50
Thailand: $35

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: 940
Ethiopia: 0
Northern India: 11,773
South-Eastern Nepal: 607
Southern India: 2,342
Thailand: 385

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: 9,691
Ethiopia: 19,383
Northern India: 28,079
South-Eastern Nepal: 1,052
Southern India: 28,079
Thailand: 21,468

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: 80
Ethiopia: 577
Northern India: 26,834
South-Eastern Nepal: 11,062
Southern India: 5,993
Thailand: 573

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: 404
Ethiopia: 679
Northern India: 2,010
South-Eastern Nepal: 276
Southern India: 2,418
Thailand: 107

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: 631
Ethiopia: 186
Northern India: 19,331
South-Eastern Nepal: 14,011
Southern India: 2,072
Thailand: 0

Graduates of vocational training

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


Central Nepal: 404
Ethiopia: 1,087
Northern India: 4,203
South-Eastern Nepal: 173
Southern India: 1,728
Thailand: 0

Micro-enterprises started

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


Central Nepal: 125
Ethiopia: 1,171
Northern India: 8,921
South-Eastern Nepal: 931
Southern India: 895
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: 170
Ethiopia: 0
Northern India: 1,832
South-Eastern Nepal: 143
Southern India: 329
Thailand: 372


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


Central Nepal: 80
Ethiopia: 0
Northern India: 258
South-Eastern Nepal: 11
Southern India: 6
Thailand: 0


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


Central Nepal: 22
Ethiopia: 0
Northern India: 31
South-Eastern Nepal: 0
Southern India: 0
Thailand: 9

Changes in public policy

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


Central Nepal: 3
Ethiopia: 0
Northern India: 12
South-Eastern Nepal: 1
Southern India: 10
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: 197
Ethiopia: 4
Northern India: 220
South-Eastern Nepal: 388
Southern India: 342
Thailand: 403

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