The Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner publishes research briefings report



The Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner has today launched a new report collating short, policy-focused research briefings which begin to address the IASC modern slavery research priorities which were published last year.


This paper is intended to initiate debate about modern slavery research needs, which research needs are being addressed and which are not, and to encourage researchers from all backgrounds to consider how to answer the most policy-relevant issues using evidence and data.


Read: IASC Research Priorities Briefing Paper 2022

Read: IASC Research Priorities 2021



Dame Sara Thornton, Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner, commented:

“In my strategic plan, I set out my ambition to support research that can improve the evidence base on modern slavery, and to help bridge the gap between research, policy and practice. The modern slavery research landscape has grown significantly since the passing of the Modern Slavery Act in 2015, although there is more we can do to translate and share policy-relevant research in an accessible way.

Last year I published a series of modern slavery research priorities to address the most pressing evidence needs of policymakers. This paper brings together a number of research briefings provided by researchers from a range of backgrounds. I hope this paper is useful for policymakers, practitioners and for researchers as they consider how to address modern slavery evidence gaps with a view to policy impact.”