What actually works to end modern slavery? One year ago, Delta 8.7 convened three global expert Working Groups comprised of 82 members in total to produce Policy Guides — focused on the three broad domains of Crisis, Markets and Justice — that sought to answer just that. This event marked the release of these Policy Guides Guides with a panel featuring leaders of the drafting exercise in discussion of the scope of the project, initial findings, and lessons learned.
The purpose of these Policy Guides is to provide a credible and current articulation of what we know about the global and national policies needed to accelerate progress towards Target 8.7 in a format that is useful for policy actors. They provide a snapshot of “what works” to achieve Target 8.7. The Guides do not seek to dictate to policymakers how they should organize to achieve Target 8.7 — because that requires an understanding of the specific challenges in each country, the available resources and other contextual factors. Instead, they aim to provide an evidence-based policy resource that is useful across contexts and to policy actors around the world, including those thinking about multilateral policy frameworks.