Skip to main content

Research and data

IOM has developed tools to advance the access of humanitarian actors to improved data on human trafficking in contexts of crisis, such as a set of standard indicators and guidance for implementation. This section aims to provide guidance on how to collect, analyze and use trafficking data to improve the humanitarian planning process and include CT interventions. 

Research, Studies and Reports

This section provides reference to research, reports and analysis with focus on trafficking in persons specifically in contexts of emergencies, including conflict, natural disasters, conflict-like settings, and mixed migration flows. While a wider literature exists, the focus here is given to open sources available to any reader.


Research, Analysis and Data Collection Methods

Research on TIP in stable contexts already presents significant challenges from a methodological and operations perspective, as TIP is a hidden phenomenon and furthermore, a crime. Research and information management on TIP also face further challenges due to the sensitivity of the topic and the ethical concerns research on TIP raises. 


Data on trafficking in persons are very sensitive and often not publicly available. The page refers to some key platforms and sources of raw data related to trafficking in persons, migration and displacement, where anonymized data can be accessed and freely downloaded for research and analysis.