Brazil is a country with challenging social issues, political instabilities, and a highly inefficient bureaucracy where corruption is pervasive. Despite progress in enhancing legal norms, Brazil continues to struggle to develop better counter-trafficking policies and to improve resource allocation, monitoring and evaluation concerning interventions in the field. The lack of transparency, as well as limited accountability and rare evidence-based approaches, create further obstacles to prevent and fight human trafficking in Brazil.
The Smartlab Initiative is led by the Brazilian Federal Labor Prosecution Office/FLPO, a non-departmental and independent prosecution service. It uses innovative approaches to help stakeholders cross their organizational boundaries to develop local, regional, and nationwide projects aimed at improving human trafficking data collection systems and at fostering safe data sharing and usage by law enforcement, researchers, policymakers, and NGOs.
Join us for a discussion with Handa Center Research Fellow Luis Fabiano de Assis, who is a Brazilian Federal Prosecutor and head of the Decent Work Smartlab Initiative. He will talk about his research and work in Brazil.