Labour migration in Bangladesh
Each year, more than 400,000 workers leave the Bangladesh for overseas employment. Problems faced by Bangladeshi migrants include: high fees for migration charged by recruitment agencies, especially for low skilled jobs; low wages, lack of information on migration opportunities and risks; discrimination, exploitation and abuse while overseas; and insufficient services to protect the rights of workers.
The ILO is working with the government of Bangladesh to improve the overall management of labour migration and to ensure protection and decent employment conditions to the Bangladeshi migrant workers.
The ILO is working to reduce the incidence of trafficking of women and girls from India, Bangladesh and Nepal through economic, social, and legal empowerment. These activities seek to ensure decent working conditions at destination countries, increasing benefits of migration for workers and their families through regular remittances and enhancing knowledge, skills, and employability of migrant women.
Review of the government-to-government mechanism for the employment of Bangladeshi workers in the Malaysian plantation sector
Current Regulations on Safe Migration and Human Trafficking (Bengali)
The homecoming: Profiling the returning migrant workers of Bangladesh
This study primarily develops a comprehensive profile of migrant workers who have returned to Bangladesh.
For a fee: The business of recruiting Bangladeshi women for domestic work in Jordan and Lebanon
Employing returning migrant workers' to support their professional reintegration