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164 pages
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02 oct 2015

ASEAN and Trafficking in Persons: Using Data as a Tool to Combat Trafficking in Persons

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member countries are always looking for ways to improve their response to trafficking in persons. However, these efforts are being held back by a lack of relevant, reliable data on trafficking. Recognizing this problem, in 2005, the ASEAN member countries commissioned IOM to conduct a pilot research project to identify “best practice” in data collection on trafficking, and to prepare a situation report on data collection by government agencies in four ASEAN member countries (Cambodia, Indonesia, the Philippines and Thailand).

This report presents the findings of that research and reflects the work of four national research teams, based in Phnom Penh, Jakarta, Manila and Bangkok. It analyses information obtained through reviews of the existing literature, interviews with government officials, and examination of government documents, such as intake forms and annual reports. The report would not have been possible without the assistance and cooperation of the four host governments: Cambodia, Indonesia, the Philippines and Thailand.

  • Acknowledgments
  • Foreword
  • Introduction
  • Tables, Figure and Boxes
  • Acronyms
  • Towards Best Practice Principles for Data on Trafficking
  • The Country Studies
  • Country Study: Cambodia
  • Country Study: Indonesia
  • Country Study: The Philippines
  • Country Study: Thailand
  • Lessons Learned and the Way Forward
  • Annexes
  • Bibliography