southeast asian children on a boat

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

Project dates: 2017-2019

Client type: U.S. Government

Key topics: Democracy, Rights, and Governance, Monitoring, Evaluation, and Research

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Region: Asia

Under a blanket purchase agreement with the U.S. 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 human trafficking within the fisheries industry among 10 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 is conducting 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 includes a document review, stakeholder interviews across the region, and meeting observations to assess activities to strengthen coordination at the regional and national level.

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