Prevalence Reduction Innovation Forum

The Prevalence Reduction Innovation Forum (PRIF) is a research program implemented by the African Programming and Research Initiative to End Slavery (APRIES) at the University of Georgia. It aspires to build a global community of researcher-learners in the science of human trafficking prevalence estimation with a focus on documenting the robustness of various methodological approaches in human trafficking prevalence research.

This effort is a collaboration among the US Department of State Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, APRIES, and the Hard-to-Reach Population Methods Research Group (HPMRG) in the US. The Prevalence Forum has two main aims: 

  • Aim 1: To document the robustness of various methodological approaches in human trafficking prevalence research. 

  • Aim 2: To identify and build the capacity of human trafficking teams in the design, testing, and dissemination of human trafficking prevalence data. 

The first Prevalence Forum was held via webinar on Wednesday, May 20, 2020. Access the webinar proceedings and find out more about the research being conducted under the Prevalence Forum:


PRIF Human Trafficking Statistical Definitions document