Review of USAID’s New Counter-Trafficking in Persons Program

Recommendations

Recommendation 1

The Center of Excellence on Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance, in coordination with regional bureau counter-trafficking in persons advisers and missions, define coordinators' specific responsibilities, and communicate them in writing to all mission directors and coordinators.

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Recommendation 2

The Center of Excellence on Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance provide written instructions to coordinators on how to carry out the requirements in the implementing guidance for the code of conduct.

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Recommendation 3

The Center of Excellence on Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance determine mission coordinators' training needs and implement a training plan that addresses them.

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Recommendation 4

The Center of Excellence on Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance, in close collaboration with bureau counter-trafficking in persons advisers and contacts, provide to mission coordinators, technical officers, and other staff available tools on integrating programs and conducting impact evaluations, and document having done so.

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Recommendation 5

The Center of Excellence on Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance, in close collaboration with bureau counter-trafficking in persons advisers and contacts and gender advisers, determine the viability of using alternative methods to implement the policy, and document the results.

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Recommendation 6

The Center of Excellence on Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance determine the benefits of conducting briefings for mission directors and program staff to obtain their support, increase their awareness, and emphasize critical aspects of the policy, and document the results.

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Recommendation 7

The Center of Excellence on Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance determine its information needs, and in close collaboration with Policy, Planning, and Learning, ask the Streamlining Governance Committee about the applicability of the limit on data calls, and document the results.

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Recommendation 8

If the Streamlining Governance Committee does not allow the data calls, the Center of Excellence on Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance, in close collaboration with Policy, Planning, and Learning, devise alternative methods for obtaining the information it needs from missions to monitor implementation of the policy. This includes soliciting input from the Streamlining Governance Committee on whether regional bureau C-TIP advisers and mission coordinators can provide data, and documenting the results.

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Recommendation 9

The Center of Excellence on Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance implement a documented process for identifying, funding, and periodically reassessing critical trafficking in persons challenge countries and conflict and crisis-affected countries.

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Recommendation 10

The Center of Excellence on Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance establish and formalize its priorities and time frames for implementing the Counter-Trafficking in Persons Policy, while considering missions' future activities and needs.

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Recommendation 11

The Center of Excellence on Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance implement a mechanism to share information, tools, and best practices with all missions.

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