Together Against Trafficking in Human Beings

Beneath the surface. Methodological issues in research and data collection with trafficked persons

Beneath the surface. Methodological issues in research and data collection with trafficked persons

IOMĀ and Washington D.C: NEXUS, Geneva, 2010, pages 96

This report focuses on approaches to collecting data about human trafficking that underlie a large segment of research produced since the UN Protocol and, in doing so, reveals some of the key reasons that research generally has not provided a clearer path to more effective action for policymakers and practitioners. It examines how current approaches to the collection and use of data about human trafficking, while helpful for certain purposes, fall short of what will be needed to achieve a new generation of higher quality research and analysis capable of helping to produce transformative results in addressing human trafficking.