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Submission on international development strategy

Evidence submission considering how modern slavery relates to the UK's international development strategy.

Published: 7th September 2021

The Modern Slavery PEC has submitted the following to the Foreign Commonwealth & Development Office as part of their call for evidence on their international development strategy.

The response focuses on the issue of modern slavery, which has been identified as a priority for the UK government in the context of international development. It draws on available research and assessment of evidence carried out by the Modern Slavery and Human Rights Policy and Evidence Centre.

Key recommendations include:

  1. Invest in, and make use of, research and evidence on the most effective approaches, incorporating the voices of those affected to improve planning and programming.
  2. Co-ordinate work on modern slavery across government, and with other governments, to maximise opportunities, working together in collaboration and partnership.
  3. Enable greater sharing of evidence and best practice.
  4. Develop a more comprehensive, systematic approach that links issues and takes account of unintended consequences of different priorities.