Labor Dept. to Assess Best Ways of Combatting Child/Forced Labor
The U.S. Department of Labor on Sept. 4 announced a $10 million competitive solicitation for multiple cooperative agreements for impact evaluations of programs that take place outside the U.S. to help increase the collective knowledge base about successful approaches to combatting child and forced labor. The solicitation seeks organizations to use randomized control trials to evaluate programs that may directly or indirectly improve the situations of victims of child labor or forced labor. Applicants may propose to implement a full impact evaluation, supplement funding for ongoing evaluations, or fund additional analysis on completed evaluations, including survey costs. Understanding gained through these RCTs is intended to inform programs and government policies that seek to reduce child and forced labor. Parties interested in submitting an application must do so by Nov. 7, and all awards will be made by Dec. 31.