Understanding our Impact

Issara Institute is a recognized innovator in using a data-driven and impact-focused approach to anti-trafficking and supply chain improvements. Using our data and analytics, we can demonstrate how Issara has positively impacted the jobs and lives of thousands of workers to date, from extreme cases of rescuing and assisting trafficked workers, to driving transformational changes in business systems and operations to proactively identify and eliminate risk of serious labour abuses.

Impact Pathways

Through our work, we aim for impact in two key areas:


1. Empowerment of jobseekers and workers, and


2. Strengthening of global supply chains.


Risk of trafficking and forced labour is thereby tackled simultaneously from top-down and bottom-up, engaging and connecting businesses, workers, and strategic partners to build inclusive solutions.  Our ultimate goal is to change the way in which businesses interact with workers throughout their supply chains, and to push the anti-trafficking sector towards a more worker-centered, impact-driven approach.


See our Impacts Dashboard below for examples of what we have achieved so far. 


Goal: Cleaner supply chains with more safe, trafficking free workplaces

Impact Pathways

Empowering Jobseekers & Workers

with relevant, up-to-date information to inform their choices, enabling migrants to actively avoid trafficking risks.

through improvement of labour recruitment and management systems in partner supply chains, and measurable behaviour changes of employers, recruiters/brokers, and global brands and retailers.

Strengthening Supply Chains

Impact Highlights: 2016

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Issara Institute, Inc. is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in the United States, and a registered non-profit foundation in Thailand.  All donations are tax deductible.

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