USAID Asia CTIP
United States Agency for International Development Regional Development Mission for Asia (USAID RDMA)
Resonance, Liberty Shared, NEXUS Institute
January 2017 - June 2021
Leader with Associate Awards (LWA)
Human trafficking is a global crime that involves the movement of persons through the use of force, fraud, or coercion for the purposes of exploitation. Trafficking is a modern form of slavery, depriving victims of their humanity and basic freedom. Many victims are channeled into forced labor – involuntary work done under threat of penalty. The International Labor Organization (ILO) estimates more than 11 million people are victims of forced labor in Asia alone. Forced labor in supply chains affects companies of all sizes, from leading global brands to small community farms, and across all industries. High-risk business sectors in Asia include agriculture, construction, seafood, hospitality, and domestic work. Today’s global supply chains are ever more sprawling and complex – featuring many places and players. In this context, it is extremely challenging to increase transparency, demand accountability, and take meaningful action to stop modern slavery.
USAID Asia Counter Trafficking in Persons (USAID Asia CTIP) is a $21 million, five-year initiative to combat the root causes and incentives that drive human trafficking in Asia. USAID Asia CTIP combats human trafficking by:
USAID Asia CTIP focuses on the agriculture/seafood, construction, and domestic work sectors.
As a partner to Winrock International on USAID Asia CTIP, Resonance leads private sector engagement (PSE) and development of strategic, shared value partnerships that help counter forced labor and worker exploitation in supply chains across Asia. Our work on USAID Asia CTIP includes: