Modern Slavery Evidence Unit (MSEU)


Independent research and authoritative recommendations to deliver a step change in the evidence base for government, business and civil society

The Rights Lab Modern Slavery Evidence Unit (MSEU) is the interface between the Rights Lab’s research base and modern slavery change agents in government, business and civil society in the UK and internationally. The MSEU aims to shorten the intelligence corridor between antislavery researchers and stakeholders.

Our MSEU staff focus on translating research findings from the Rights Lab's six research programmes for key stakeholder groups. They deliver systematic review, policy analysis, monitoring and evaluation, and translation and impact. 

Operating in thought leadership and responsive mode, we consult with stakeholders and undertake research to fill evidence gaps. We also synthesise and evaluate a growing international evidence base, and share the findings in the form of reports and recommendations. 

We operate as a service.  Contact us if you are interested in commissioning:

bespoke research 
monitoring and evaluation 

We invest revenue from our MSEU service back into the Rights Lab’s research programmes to ensure that MSEU content is underpinned by world-leading foundational research.



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