Counter-trafficking in Emergencies: Information Management Guide

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13 nov 2020

Counter-trafficking in Emergencies: Information Management Guide

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There is increasing awareness that trafficking in persons (TIP) and humanitarian crises are connected, as crises can exacerbate pre-existing trafficking trends and patterns, or create conditions for new forms of exploitation to proliferate. While evidence of this association exists, collecting data on trafficking in humanitarian settings faces the dual challenge of information management in complicated operating environments, and quantifying a hidden crime that is often under-reported and obscured among other human rights violations.

This guide aims to address this dual challenge. It provides guidance on how to integrate counter-trafficking-specific data collection and analysis into existing information management mechanisms which are already well established in humanitarian responses. The goal is to promote an evidence-based decision-making approach that supports the development of new interventions, or the adaption of existing measures, to more systematically integrate counter-trafficking prevention and response into humanitarian contexts.

  • Foreword
  • List of tables
  • List of figures
  • Abbreviations and acronyms
  • Acknowledgements
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Counter-trafficking in emergencies
    • 2.1. Trafficking in persons 
    • 2.2. Difference between TIP and migrant smuggling 
    • 2.3. Global trends and TIP in humanitarian emergencies
  • 3. CTiE information management: ethical concerns and safeguards
    • 3.1. Ethical concerns on counter-trafficking information management
    • 3.2. Protection Information Management
    • 3.3. Practical implications of the PIM principles and safeguards
  • 4. CTiE information management: purpose and function
    • 4.1. CTiE information management purpose
    • 4.2. CTiE data types
    • 4.3. Data usage and systematic approach to information management
    • 4.4. Systematic approach: from standardization to localization
  • 5. CTiE information management: analysis framework
    • 5.1. Usage of a common analysis framework and interaction among actors
    • 5.2. CTiE analysis framework structure and reading
  • 6. CTiE information management: indicators
    • 6.1. What an indicator is and benefits of standardized indicators
    • 6.2. TIP indicators: sources, caveats and limitations
    • 6.3. CTiE indicators: individual level
    • 6.4. CTiE indicators: household and family, community, and structural levels
  • 7. CTiE information management: research methods
    • 7.1. Research strategy and methodology
    • 7.2. Research methods
    • 7.3. Sampling strategies
  • Annex: PIM Matrix
  • 8. Bibliography