Department of State, Evaluation of Efforts to Combat Human Trafficking in Fisheries

Department of State, Evaluation of Efforts to Combat Human Trafficking in Fisheries

Under a blanket purchase agreement with the State Department’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, EnCompass is undertaking a complex, multi-stakeholder evaluation of a regional coordination body, developed by the International Labour Organization/Indonesia. This body works to reduce trafficking in persons within the fisheries industry among ten countries in Southeast Asia, and to include diverse actors including governments, civil society organizations, international buyers and retailers, workers and employers, and international agencies.

The EnCompass team will conduct a formative evaluation with process and developmental elements to help measure the effectiveness and efficiency of the regional multi-stakeholder approach to reducing human trafficking. The evaluation will include a document review, stakeholder interviews across the region, and meeting observations to assess activities intended to strengthen coordination at the regional and national level.

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