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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 2018 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: 38,538
Ethiopia: 104,323
Northern India: 180,933
Rajasthan: 3,249
South-Eastern Nepal: 40,004
Southern India: 93,581
Thailand: 50,772

Total invested

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


Central Nepal: $3.7m
Ethiopia: $5m
Northern India: $10.7m
Rajasthan: $1.2m
South-Eastern Nepal: $4.4m
Southern India: $5.2m
Thailand: $5.9m

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: $90
Ethiopia: $44
Northern India: $52
South-Eastern Nepal: $99
Southern India: $49
Thailand: $37

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: 1,577
Ethiopia: 0
Northern India: 14,578
Rajasthan: 623
South-Eastern Nepal: 756
Southern India: 3,518
Thailand: 672

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: 16,934
Ethiopia: 34,931
Northern India: 43,535
Rajasthan: 1,103
South-Eastern Nepal: 2,151
Southern India: 56,349
Thailand: 30,904

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: 102
Ethiopia: 663
Northern India: 44,765
Rajasthan: 300
South-Eastern Nepal: 13,147
Southern India: 10,890
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: 571
Ethiopia: 1,013
Northern India: 2,344
Rajasthan: 69
South-Eastern Nepal: 374
Southern India: 2,534
Thailand: 124

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: 1,518
Ethiopia: 216
Northern India: 23,981
Rajasthan: 233
South-Eastern Nepal: 16,479
Southern India: 2,861
Thailand: 1,130

Graduates of vocational training

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


Central Nepal: 726
Ethiopia: 2,192
Northern India: 6,273
Rajasthan: 0
South-Eastern Nepal: 401
Southern India: 2,861
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: 552
Ethiopia: 1,812
Northern India: 11,292
Rajasthan: 0
South-Eastern Nepal: 1,375
Southern India: 1,647
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: 243
Ethiopia: 0
Northern India: 2,575
Rajasthan: 65
South-Eastern Nepal: 153
Southern India: 451
Thailand: 472


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


Central Nepal: 128
Ethiopia: 0
Northern India: 324
Rajasthan: 53
South-Eastern Nepal: 24
Southern India: 11
Thailand: 5


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


Central Nepal: 38
Ethiopia: 0
Northern India: 42
Rajasthan: 0
South-Eastern Nepal: 1
Southern India: 1
Thailand: 16

Changes in public policy

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


Central Nepal: 8
Ethiopia: 0
Northern India: 22
Rajasthan: 3
South-Eastern Nepal: 3
Southern India: 12
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: 332
Ethiopia: 5
Northern India: 492
Rajasthan: 0
South-Eastern Nepal: 503
Southern India: 512
Thailand: 445

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