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Kareem is an expert in the measurement of vulnerable and hard-to-reach populations with a special focus on human trafficking.

With over 20 years of experience in international data collection, Kareem is an expert on cross-cultural survey design, analytics, and management of international projects related to persons in vulnerable and hard-to-reach situations including trafficking survivors, at-risk migrants, and indigenous peoples.

Kareem’s research focuses on forced labor, child labor, countering-trafficking-in-persons (CTIP), at-risk migration, and the commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC). As program area director, Kareem directs and provides technical oversight on multiple extensive data collection projects funded by USAID, the U.S. Department of Labor, the U.S. State Department, the Global Fund to End Modern Slavery, and the International Labour Organization among others. He is a member of the U.S. State Department’s Prevalence Reduction Innovation Forum (PRIF) where he works with research organizations around the world to define new methods in locating and researching hard-to-reach populations. For these projects, Kareem provides technical oversight on all aspects of the research and data collection for NORC, including methodology, quality control, budgeting, deliverables, and client interactions.

Project Contributions

Evaluating USAID’s Work on Prolonged Pretrial Detention in Haiti

NORC finds that legal assistance reduced the length of incarceration before court action

Client:

U.S. Agency for International Development

Labor Exploitation of Kenyans in Gulf Countries

Study finds East African workers commonly mistreated in Gulf Cooperation Council member nations

Client:

Global Fund to End Modern Slavery

Child Sex Exploitation in Kenya

Examining the prevalence of child sex exploitation and the effectiveness of programs to fight it.

Client:

Global Fund to End Modern Slavery

Philippines Human Trafficking Survey

Exploring public attitudes and documenting victim stories in the Philippines

Client:

U.S. Department of State

Technology-Facilitated Gender-Based Violence

A landscape analysis of technology-facilitated gender-based violence in the Asia-Pacific region

Client:

U.S. Agency for International Development

Leveraging Labor Market Data in Guatemala, El Salvador & Honduras Evaluation

Assessing improvement in quality, use, and understanding of labor market data and its sustainability

Client:

Bureau of International Labor Affairs at the U.S. Department of Labor

USAID PRO-IP Policy: Research Supporting Indigenous Peoples’ Rights

Assessing and measuring the involvement of Indigenous Peoples in USAID programming

Client:

U.S. Agency for International Development

Democracy, Human Rights & Governance: Learning, Evaluation & Research Activity

Generating and promoting the use of data, evidence, and learning to inform DRG programming worldwide

Client:

U.S. Agency for International Development

Assessing Child Labor in West Africa Cocoa Farming

The largest-ever examination of child labor in the cocoa sector in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana

Client:

Bureau of International Labor Affairs at the U.S. Department of Labor

Tackling Exploitative Child Domestic Work in West Africa

A comprehensive assessment of child domestic work in Nigeria and Liberia to inform program design

Client:

U.S. Department of State