The Institute of Development Studies (IDS) is a global research and learning organisation for equitable and sustainable change. It invests in cutting-edge research, knowledge and mutual learning in order to reduce inequalities, accelerate sustainability and build more inclusive and secure societies.
The Institute of Development Studies (IDS) is conducting a three-year independent evaluation of the Freedom Fund’s Southern India hotspot. The evaluation will assess the relevance, effectiveness & efficiency of the hotspot model in reducing bonded labour in the area, and the sustainability of the hotspot model. As part of the evaluation, a probablistic survey of 2,900 households will be conducted to estimate the prevalence of bonded labour in the project areas and examine change over time.
The Institute of Development Studies will partner with the Freedom Fund in the evaluation and learning activities of its anti-slavery work in southern India. The Praxis Institute of Participatory Practices will also provide technical assistance.