Human trafficking affects an estimated 25 million people around the world, including adults and children subjected to sexual exploitation and forced labor in domestic servitude and sectors such as fishing, construction, and agriculture. Since 2001, USAID has prioritized the investment of more than $340 million in 83 countries and regions to fight human trafficking. USAID-funded C-TIP programs are tailored to address the needs of vulnerable and marginalized local populations and build local capacity in governments, civil society, and the private sector.

USAID’s revised C-TIP Policy highlights our commitment to partnering with trafficking survivors to develop government policy and programs, addressing how migration and climate change can render people vulnerable to trafficking, and promoting partnerships with all sectors of society to build local capacity to address this human rights abuse.

Through this revised C-TIP Policy, USAID aims to achieve the following outcomes: 

  • Promote trauma-informed and survivor-centered approaches in C-TIP programming to increase survivor empowerment;
  • Address the intersection of migration, climate change, and human trafficking;
  • Strengthen partnerships with survivors, independent media, private sector, all levels of government, faith leaders, and community-based organizations to create sustainable and innovative solutions; 
  • Enable USAID staff to adapt programming to local contexts to best safeguard vulnerable and historically marginalized populations who are most susceptible to trafficking; and
  • Provide clear staff roles and responsibilities across USAID to implement effective C-TIP programming.