If we are committed to eradicating modern slavery and achieving Sustainable Development Goal Target 8.7, we must gain a better understanding of “what works.” The Promising Practices Database aims to do just that: initially created in 2015, it collates evaluations of anti-slavery and counter trafficking programs in a searchable format to determine what works – and what does not – to eradicate modern slavery.
The Database is designed so policy makers, donors, and program designers can quickly identify what works through a simple search by country, target population, type or sector of slavery, or type of intervention.
Following an update in 2020, the Database houses a total of 262 evaluations. These evaluations cover all forms of modern slavery, including human trafficking, forced labour, and forced marriage. It includes interventions such as community empowerment programs, cash transfers, training for police, awareness raising campaigns, and case management, among other initiatives and activities.
Walk Free will release policy papers outlining lessons learned in anti-slavery and counter trafficking programming and evaluations contained within the Promising Practices Database.
If you are a program designer or funder involved in conducting evaluations on modern slavery programs, you can contribute to our work.
If you host evaluations on your website, ensure navigation is clear and search engine optimisation allows for appearance in search results or format your evaluations so they can be hosted on search engines such as Google Scholar. Alternatively, you can submit your evaluation directly to our team.
If you have used the Promising Practices Database to inform your work, we would also love to hear from you. Please reach out to us via our email.