prevalence reduction innovation forum
|The Prevalence Reduction Innovation Forum (PRIF) initiative intends to build a global
community of researcher-learners in the science of human trafficking prevalence estimation,
with a focus on documenting the robustness of various methodological approaches in
human trafficking prevalence research.
This effort is a collaboration between the U.S. Department of State Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, CenHTRO, and the Hard-to-Reach Population Methods Research Group (HPMRG). Funded by the U.S. State Department’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (TIP Office), PRIF has two main aims:
|The first forum was held in May 2020 and brought together close to 1,000 participants
from across the world in interrogating current human trafficking prevalence estimation
methods. The inaugural forum and subsequent virtual forums are available to stream on CenHTRO's YouTube page.
Following the forum, six U.S.-based grantees began validating various prevalence estimation methods through research projects in global trafficking hotspots. At a forum in 2023, the teams will present and assess findings.
PRIF RESEARCH PROJECTS