The ILO Office in Bangladesh publishes reports, working papers, brochures and training manuals. Some of these can be downloaded directly. Others can be requested or purchased in hard copy from the ILO Library in Dhaka. Email


  1. ILO Publications Catalogue 2015

    22 December 2014

  2. 5th Annual Labour Attachés Conference

    30 November 2014

    Labour attachés of Banlgadesh are required to promote employment of Bangladeshi workers and their social protection. The Ministry of Expatriates Welfare and Overseas Employment seeks to develop and upgrade the skills and knowledge of the labour attachés through an annual training programme. The programme bring together all the labour attachés from different countries of destination for one-week of information-seeking and sharing, and learning from one another. This report presents information about the training conducted in 2013.

  3. Towards a safer ready made garment sector for Bangladesh: Progress made and way ahead

    13 November 2014

    In the 18 months since Rana Plaza collapsed considerable progress has been made towards creating a safer ready made garment sector for Bangladesh. This ILO publication looks at what has been achieved and the challenges still ahead.

  4. Minimum wages in the global garment industry

    31 October 2014

    This research note provides a brief overview of minimum wages for the garment sector in the top 25 apparel exporters from the developing world.

  5. Gender and Migration from Bangladesh [Report's overview]

    30 September 2014

  6. Gender and Migration from Bangladesh: Mainstreaming Migration into the National Development plans from a Gender perspective

    30 September 2014

    The study presents various dimensions and challenges of labour migration by women in Bangladesh.

  7. "Reinforcing ties: Enhancing contributions from Bangladeshi diaspora members"

    23 September 2014

    The Bangladeshi Diaspora has been making significant contributions in development of information communication technologies, promotion of education and training, and bringing some life-changing and quality enhancing innovations to Bangladesh.

  8. "Reinforcing ties: Enhancing contributions from Bangladeshi diaspora members" [Report's overview]

    23 September 2014

  9. In the corridors of remittance

    11 September 2014

    This study on the importance of remittances in livelihood strategy for Bangladeshi households.

  10. In the corridors of remittance [Report's overview]

    11 September 2014

  11. Skilling the workforce Labour migration and skills recognition and certification in Bangladesh

    03 September 2014

    This report provides a survey of the institutional arrangement in respect of technical and vocational skills in Bangladesh as well as brings out the variety of factors recognized to influence preparation of the workers for overseas employment.

  12. Skilling the workforce: Labour migration and skills recognition and certification in Bangladesh [Report's overview]

    03 September 2014

  13. Causes of and potential redress for high recruitment and migration costs in Bangladesh

    31 August 2014

    Study on Bangladesh's efforts to make international recruitment cost effective, transparent, and consistent by bringing into force a variety of measures.

  14. Causes of and potential redress for high recruitment and migration costs in Bangladesh [Report's overview]

    31 August 2014

  15. Newsletter, January-June, 2014

    18 August 2014

    The fourth Labour Migration Project newsletter highlighting the major achievements of the “Promoting Decent Work through Improved Migration Policy and its Application in Bangladesh” project in the first half of 2014. This edition of the newsletter carries news on the ongoing recruitment agency code of conduct and classification system; standardization of pre-departure orientation services; data sharing between BMET and the Immigration; External market analysis; and many more.

  16. Promoting cooperation for safe migration and decent work

    02 July 2014

    This publication is based on the "International Regional Seminar on Promoting Cooperation for Safe Migration and Decent Work", which took place in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on 1 and 2 July 2013 and presents papers on themes such as protection and support services for women and men migrant workers, well-being of the women migrant workers from Bangladesh and regulation of international recruitment. This report also contains collective views of the participants in a report of the proceedings and the Dhaka statement, which was jointly issued by the participants.

  17. Labour market transitions of young women and men in Bangladesh

    03 June 2014

    This report presents the highlights of the 2013 School-to-work Transition Survey (SWTS) run together with the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics within the framework of the ILO Work4Youth Project.

  18. Bangladesh Skills for Employment and Productivity (B-SEP) Project

    15 May 2014

    The B-SEP Project aims to contribute to the creation of a pool of better trained and qualified workforce in key industry sectors in order to contribute to decent work, sustainable economic development, poverty reduction and social inclusion in Bangladesh.

  19. Fact Sheet- Improving Working Conditions in the Ready-Made Garment Sector (RMGP) Programme In Bangladesh

    24 April 2014

    Improving Working Conditions in the Ready-Made Garment Sector (RMGP) Programme In Bangladesh is an initiative of the Government of Bangladesh, implemented by International Labour Organization and funded by Canada, Kingdom of the Netherlands and the UK Government. The three-and-a-half year initiative will focus on improving RMG factory building safety, workers’ rights and overall working conditions in Bangladesh.

  20. Replication Guide: Learning and Earning: Overcoming low education levels through skills development

    26 January 2014

    This booklet captures something that has not been done before in Bangladesh; integrating people from underprivileged groups into nationally recognised mainstream skills development programmes (including women into non traditional trades) and decent jobs. It captures the cooperation of a leading national non-government training organisation, a government training organisation and a group of committed employers and it lays out, step-by-step, how you can do it.