Yodit Fitigu manages research activities and provides onsite technical support for the U.S. Department of Labor's (DOL) annual report on the Worst Forms of Child Labor. She conducts qualitative data analysis to assess countries' efforts to combat child labor; coding and analyzing specific international laws and conventions, governments' laws and regulations, and governments' policies and social programs. She also provides technical support and management of ICF's fact-checking and technical editing of 136 country profiles.
Ms. Fitigu has extensive experience in research, evaluation, and program management and deep programmatic and technical expertise in human trafficking, forced and child labor, labor migration, gender-based violence, refugees and displacement, human rights, and child protection. She also has international research experience in Haiti, Ethiopia, Niger, Peru, and Georgia.
Ms. Fitigu is also experienced in designing and implementing various research techniques and methods, including ethnographies, survey research, focus groups, observations, in-depth interviews, rapid needs assessments, participatory appraisals, and qualitative data analysis using Atlast.ti.