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Evaluation Report on the Results of the Interventions to Reduce the Prevalence of Bonded Labour in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh

Published on 1 February 2020

Since 2014, the Freedom Fund has been working with local partner non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in North India to combat bonded labour and other forms of exploitation, focusing efforts on 700 villages across the states of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh.

Using a hotspot model of concentrating resources in communities with high prevalence of bonded labour, often subject to intense socioeconomic deprivation and marginalisation, the Freedom Fund and its partners have provided community-based interventions to achieve the following objectives:

1 Reduce prevalence of these forms of exploitation in the specific communities in which Freedom Fund partners are working through direct prevention, protection, and prosecution interventions.

2 Improve the wider enabling environment for freedom through collective action and improving the effectiveness of government.

3 Increase civil society’s capacity for sustained and effective action on these issues.

4 Contribute new evidence to the global movement through supporting rigorous research and evaluation in the hotspot.

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Burns, D.; Oosterhoff, P.; Chandrasekharan, A.and Nanda, R. (2020) Evaluation Report on the Results of the Interventions to Reduce the Prevalence of Bonded Labour in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, Brighton: IDS

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Danny Burns

Professorial Research Fellow

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Pauline Oosterhoff

Research Fellow

Rituu Nanda
Anusha Chandrasekharan

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