3P Anti-trafficking Policy Index

The Anti-trafficking Policy Index evaluates governmental anti-trafficking efforts in the three main policy dimensions, based on the requirements prescribed by the United Nations Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, especially Women and Children (2000). The three main policy dimensions are:

  • Prosecution of traffickers
  • Prevention of the crime of human trafficking
  • Protection of trafficking victims

  • The policy level is evaluated with a 5-point scale, where a score of 5 indicates the best policy practice with a score of 1 being the worst, for each of the three policy areas.

    Additionally, each sub-index of prosecution, protection and prevention is aggregated to the overall index ("3P" Index) with an unweighted sum, scoring the overall index from 3 (worst) to 15 (best).

    Annual data are available for up to 183 countries over the 2000-2010 period.

    Download data:

  • 3P Index (2000-2010, excel file)

  • Please quote this data set as:

  • Cho, Seo-Young, Axel Dreher and Eric Neumayer (2011), The Spread of Anti-trafficking Policies - Evidence from a New Index, Cege Discussion Paper Series No. 119, Georg-August-University of Goettingen, Germany. (also IZA Discussion paper No. 5559 and CESifo Working Paper 3376)

  • For the detailed methodology and index construction:

  • Coding Guideline_Online Appendix (PDF)

  • Inquiry on the Index: Dr. Seo-Young Cho (scho@uni-goettingen.de)

    We thank European Commission's Directorate-General Justice, Freedom and Security (Prevention of and Fight Against Crime Programme, Action Grant) for financial support for the index development.