Harvard University’s FXB Center for Health and Human Rights is a multi-disciplinary research centre residing at the Harvard School of Public Health.
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The Freedom Fund commissioned the FXB Center to undertake research, focusing on measuring the socio-economic benefits of achieving eradication of all forms of slavery within specific whole communities. The research will explore whether there are significant social and economic development results from ending slavery. The FXB Center’s approach to this research includes collecting quantitative and qualitative data to measure the extent of the eradication of all forms of slavery (bonded labour, forced labour, child labour, commercial sexual exploitation) and the resulting socio-economic benefits in the designated catchment areas. The research is being conducted in partnership with the Institute for Human Development based in Delhi. The research findings will be disseminated through a report which will be published in the second-half of 2015. FXB and The Freedom Fund will share this report with the wider anti-slavery, international development and funder community, as well as other researchers and academics.