Unshackling Development: the development potential of anti-slavery
Recent evidence suggests that slavery harms not only its immediate victims, but also the communities in which they are enslaved - by depressing wages, harming public health, and reducing productivity. The resulting harms are inter-generational. With an estimated 46 million slaves alive today, that is a major drag on development.
In December 2015 UN University published a report that I wrote exploring the UN's response to slavery, and suggesting ways that it might be strengthened - to unshackle development. This blog, written with Nick Grono, CEO of The Freedom Fund, summarizes some of the key findings. The original report can be found here.