Deputy Division Chief for Research and Policy, U.S. Department of Labour
Rachel Phillips Rigby is Deputy Division Chief for Research and Policy in the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Child Labor, Forced Labor, and Human Trafficking (OCFT), where she has worked since 2005. Since 2007, she has managed the development and publication of the Department’s List of Goods Produced by Child Labor or Forced Labor, mandated by the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2005, and the List of Products Produced by Forced or Indentured Child Labor pursuant to Executive Order 13126.
She is also the lead author of the Department’s 2012 publication, Reducing Child Labor and Forced Labor: A Toolkit for Responsible Businesses. She also has several years’ experience managing grants to combat child labor in the South Asian subcontinent and conducting research on child labor and forced labor in that region.
Ms. Rigby’s background includes several years in the nonprofit sector with international microfinance and public health organizations.