Human Trafficking: Agencies Have Taken Steps to Strengthen International Anti-Trafficking Projects, Report to Congressional Committees [open pdf - 3MB]
From the Highlights: "Human trafficking, a multi-billion dollar industry, is a pervasive problem throughout the world. In addition to harming its victims, it imposes social and public health costs and undermines government authority. The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 includes a provision for GAO [Government Accountability Office] to report on programs conducted by specific agencies, including State [Department of State], USAID [U.S. Agency for International Development], and DOL [Department of Labor], which address trafficking in persons. This report (1) describes recent international anti-trafficking in persons projects that key U.S. agencies have awarded to implementing partners; (2) describes State's Program to End Modern Slavery, and the extent to which State conducted oversight for subaward selection; (3) describes agencies' U.S. international anti-trafficking project evaluation efforts, including actions agencies are taking to address challenges to such evaluations; and (4) examines the extent to which agencies used selected midterm evaluations to strengthen ongoing projects, among other things."
Government Accountability Office: https://www.gao.gov/