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International Child Labor Research and Evaluation Portal

The Office of Child Labor, Forced Labor, and Human Trafficking (OCFT) is part of the U.S. Department of Labor's (USDOL) Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB). OCFT conducts research on international child labor, forced labor, and human trafficking; funds and oversees cooperative agreements and contracts to organizations engaged in efforts to eliminate exploitive child labor around the world; and assists in the development and implementation of U.S. government policy on international child labor, forced labor, and human trafficking issues.

OCFT plays an active role in research and policy initiatives relating to international child labor, forced labor, and human trafficking. OCFT has published annual reports on international worst forms of child labor since 1994 and regularly funds extramural research by external organizations through grants and contracts in order to expand the knowledge base on these issues.

OCFT also funds impact evaluations of specific project interventions to assess their effectiveness in reducing child labor. The impact evaluations help to address existing knowledge gaps on what types of interventions are most effective in preventing or combating child labor, assist OCFT in designing more effective and sustainable technical assistance projects, and identify replicable and scalable activities that can be used to guide policies and improve program design and effectiveness.

OCFT commissioned this International Child Labor Research and Evaluation website through contract DOLJ099K2954 with ICF to prepare and enable public access to a number of reports and datasets of quantitative studies and evaluations that ICF has previously conducted for OCFT under research contract DOLQ059622436, evaluation contracts DOLB109K31094 and DOLB119K32401, and research grant IL-16565-07-75-K.

Each study includes the report, dataset (SPSS), survey instruments, and associated data dictionary. Users of the website may download these files and run independent analyses on the data collected.

Additional OCFT research is available at

Additional information and reports resulting from OCFT's other evaluation activities are available at



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