Modern Slavery Innovation Fund (MSIF)

As transnational issues, human trafficking and modern slavery requires strong collaboration between governments, civil society and academics across many different countries. Using our global network of offices and partners, we work to facilitate information sharing and engagement between the UK and key countries of origin from which people are most commonly trafficked.

We are working with the University of Bedfordshire on a research project exploring vulnerabilities and resilience to human trafficking in Albania, Nigeria and Viet Nam – three of the key countries of origin for people referred into the NRM as potential victims of trafficking. Using IOM’s determinants of migrant vulnerability model to help shape this study, the aim is to gain a more informed understanding of contextual factors shaping trafficking at an individual, household and family, community and structural level. The findings can help inform future programme designs around prevention, identification, referral and assistance in each of the countries. This will also enhance understanding of the support needs of people from these countries trafficked to the UK. The final report for this research project is available here with the executive summary available here.

"Migration is one of the key realities of our time. It cuts across communities, influences priorities, and shapes societies.
To realise the benefits of migration for migrants and host communities alike, our responses must be innovative, collaborative and designed beyond the immediate."


Dipti Pardeshi, Chief of Mission of the IOM UK Office