Delta 8.7 Outputs & Events

Check out the latest Delta 8.7 outputs and events organized by Delta 8.7.

[Event] Code 8.7: Using Computational Science and AI to End Modern Slavery

19-20 February 2019, New York

Delta 8.7, The Alan Turing Institute, the Computing Community Consortium, Tech Against Trafficking, the Rights Lab and the Global Security Initiative at Arizona State University are delighted to announce Code 8.7, a conference to be held in New York on Tuesday 19 and Wednesday 20 February 2019.

Code 8.7 will bring the computational research and artificial intelligence (AI) communities together with those working to achieve Target 8.7 of the Sustainable Development Goals.


[Publication] Symposium: Modelling the Risk of Modern Slavery

December 2018

Using data from the Gallup World Poll’s module on modern slavery, which was conducted in 48 countries, individual and country-level risk factors, and data from the Global Slavery Index Vulnerability Model, Pablo Diego-Rosell, a senior researcher at Gallup, and Jacqueline Joudo Larsen, the head of research for the Walk Free Foundation, developed a model to generate predicted probabilities of modern slavery on the individual and national levels.

Delta 8.7 asked Diego-Rosell and Joudo Larsen to discuss their innovative methodology for modelling the risk of modern slavery in our first symposium. We also invited four other data science experts—Laura Gauer Bermudez and Shannon Stewart from the Global Fund to End Modern Slavery, Bernard W Silverman from the University of Nottingham and Kelly A Gleason from Delta 8.7—to discuss the benefits and limitations of their approach. Diego-Rosell and Joudo Larsen were then given the opportunity to respond to all of the interventions.

Delta 8.7 symposia offer experts the opportunity to discuss technical details of their research and receive commentary from the wider research and anti-slavery community. Researchers are then able to give a response to the previous commentaries received. We hope these symposia will spark further conversations and build the dialogue around research and data in the fight to eradicate forced labour, modern slavery, human trafficking and child labour.

All of the contributions to the symposium can be found here.

To download a PDF of the symposium from UNU Collections, click here.


[Research] Official Development Assistance and SDG Target 8.7: Measuring Aid to Address Forced Labour, Modern Slavery, Human Trafficking and Child Labour

13 September 2018

Authors: Dr Kelly A Gleason and Dr James Cockayne

In 2015, 193 countries agreed on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Target 8.7 of the Sustainable Development Goals commits states to take immediate and effective measures to eradicate forced labour, modern slavery, human trafficking and child labour. As we work to understand the progress being made towards achieving Target 8.7, we need to understand how much Official Development Assistance (ODA) countries are spending (committing) on these issues, where they are committing these resources, and on what forms of Target 8.7 exploitation.

To begin to answer these questions, Delta 8.7 mined and analysed ODA data and found that between 2000 and 2013, ODA spending on Target 8.7 exploitation increased dramatically. But more research is needed to understand the impact of this spending.

Economics, Business Regulation and Supply Chains

Creating Canada’s Modern Slavery Bill

John McKay
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International Justice

Trends in Child Labour and the Way Forward

Gabriella Breglia, Furio Rosati
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Law Enforcement

Fostering Information Flows to Achieve Target 8.7

Luis Fabiano de Assis
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Economics, Business Regulation and Supply Chains

Creating Canada’s Modern Slavery Bill

John McKay
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Migration and Displacement

Sudan: From People Smuggling to Human Trafficking

Sasha Jesperson
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Economics, Business Regulation and Supply Chains

Screening Migrant Workers in Thailand with New Technology

Hannah Thinyane
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