The Labor Department’s Bureau of International Labor Affairs has awarded ICF two new contracts totaling $34 million.
The contracts call on ICF to provide research, advisory and other services to support efforts to combat forced and child labor around the world.
Each agreement has a term of five years, including a 1-year base and four 1-year options. Both were awarded in the third quarter of 2022.
“ICF is committed to rooting out the sources and finding impactful solutions to stop forced and child labor,” said Mark Lee, ICF’s executive vice president for public sector.
ICF has worked with ILAB since 2004, providing research and other support on topics related to forced labor, child labor, human trafficking and more. The company’s global research experts will incorporate new innovations in research science to more closely trace the sources of forced and child labor in global supply chains.
“Our teams are extremely knowledgeable and sensitive to working with vulnerable populations in difficult environments,” Lee said. “This understanding is a critical step in raising public awareness, informing policy decisions and building evidence to influence actions by governments and organizations to protect the most vulnerable.”
ICF helps clients identify, document, measure and address human rights violations and labor exploitation through mixed methods, qualitative and quantitative research and data collection across countries and industries.