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 the antislavery research base, policy makers in the UK and internationally, civil society actors and the global business community.  

Domain specialists from each of the Rights Lab’s five research programmes (Data and Measurement, Survivors and Cultures, Communities and Society, Law and Policy and Business and Economies) work in the MSEU and focus explicitly on translating research findings for key stakeholder groups. Specialist MSEU Fellows bring extended capacity in systematic review, policy analysis, monitoring and evaluation, and translation and impact.  

Operating in thought leadership and responsive mode, we publish briefings on areas we identify as important and we also consult with stakeholders and undertake research to fill evidence gaps. Over the coming year, we will 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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