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"3P" Anti-trafficking Policy Index

The 3P Anti-trafficking Policy Index evaluates governmental anti-trafficking efforts in the three main policy dimensions (3Ps), based on the requirements prescribed by the United Nations Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, especially Women and Children (2000).

The three main policy dimensions (3Ps) are:

  • Prosecution of perpetrators of human trafficking
  • Prevention of human trafficking
  • Protection of the victims of human trafficking

Each of the 3P areas is evaluated on a 5-point scale and each index is aggregated to the overall 3P Anti-trafficking Index as the  sum (score 3-15).

  • Prosecution Index Score: 1 (no compliance) - 5 (full compliance)
  • Prevention Index Score: 1 (no compliance) - 5 (full compliance)
  • Protection Index Score: 1 (no compliance) - 5 (full compliance)
  • 3P Anti-trafficking Policy Index Score: 3 (no compliance for any of the three areas) - 15 (full compliance for all of the three areas)

The 3P Anti-trafficking Policy Index is available for each country and each year and currently includes up to 189 countries for the preiod from 2000 to 2015.

  • The 3P Index was developed through the EU (Project: Indexing Trafficking in Human Beings, Georg-August University of Goettingen, Feb. 2010-March 2012)  and is annually updated and presented in this website, the Economics of Human Trafficking.
  • The 3P Index is currently managed by the Economics of Human Trafficking Research Group, headed by Seo-Young Cho, at Philipps-University of Marburg, Germany. 
  • The 2011 update of the 3P Index was supported by the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW-Berlin).

Contact: Seo-Young Cho (Author of the Index,, Tel. 49 (0)6421-28-23996 )

Junior Professor of Empirical Institutional Economics
Faculty of Business and Economics (FB 02)
Philipps-University of Marburg
Barfuessertor 2
D-35037 Marburg, Germany

Source of the Map: Cho, Seo-Young,  Human Trafficking, Germany only Average when it comes to Protecting Victims, DIW Economic Bulletin vol. 2, NOV. 2012

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