|Initial FY 2003 Target
||FY 2003 Result
||FY 2003 Performance Ratings|
|1. Thirty percent of Tier 2 and 3 countries use Department assistance to develop or further anti-trafficking initiatives.
||1. Thirty percent of Tier 2 and Tier 3 countries use Department assistance to develop or further anti-trafficking initiatives.
||1. On Target|
|2. Expand TIP report to include twenty additional countries with significant number of trafficking victims.
||2. Third TIP Report was issued and includes 26 additional countries for a total of 116.
||2. Above Target|
|3. Promote best practices via five new bilateral and regional initiatives among source, transit, and destination countries.
||3. Promoted "best practices" through five new bilateral and regional initiatives among source, transit, and destination countries.
|4. Twenty-five countries ratify UN Trafficking in Persons Protocol.
||4. Forty-five countries ratified UN Trafficking in Persons Protocol.
||4. Significantly Above Target|
|Details of 2003 Results
- Reason for Significantly Exceeding Performance Target: The annual Trafficking in Persons Report has motivated many governments to take action against trafficking and be more forthcoming with information on their efforts. There is increasing collaboration between governments and civil society groups to prosecute traffickers and protect victims. There is also increasing coordination among governments of source, transit, and destination countries.
- Data Reliability: The reliability of data varies considerably by country. The biggest problem is the lack of data in many countries.
- Data Validation: Improved ability to provide country-specific and regional approaches.
- Data Availability: Lack of consistent reporting by missions abroad and some funding recipients continues to be problems. This is due in part to great variations in quality and detail of data gathered by host governments.
- Partners: Department coordinates with USAID and the Departments of Labor and Justice.
Note 1: Tier 1, 2 and 3 ratings: A rating scale used to designate levels of governmental efforts to combat trafficking on the basis of minimum standards. First tier countries are those that are in full compliance with standards. Third tier countries neither fully comply with the minimum standards nor make significant efforts to do so.