Publications

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

2017

  1. The ILO in Bangladesh

    21 February 2017

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) promotes social justice and internationally recognized human and labour rights. Its overarching goal is to achieve decent work for all so everyone can work in conditions of freedom, equity, security and human dignity.

  2. ILO Bangladesh Newsletter

    20 February 2017

  3. Skills 21 – Empowering citizens for inclusive and sustainable growth

    08 February 2017

    The EU-funded ILO-implemented Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Reform Project successfully implemented the reforms in the formal TVET system and set the foundation for the nascent National Skills Development System (NSDS) in Bangladesh. However, to successfully address the needs of the country’s growing workforce, the system needs strengthening, promotion, adoption/adaption, and replication by stakeholders.

  4. Dhaka Skills Declaration

    07 February 2017

    The Dhaka Skills Declaration was announced as the outcome of a tripartite dialogue titled, “Dhaka Summit On Skills, Employability, And Decent Work 2016”was held on 11-13 December 2016, in Dhaka, Bangladesh

  5. The competitive advantage of hiring persons with disabilities

    05 February 2017

    The publication highlights to employers the benefits of hiring staff with disabilities and how to do so successfully.

  6. Including persons with disabilities in Technical and Vocational Education and Training

    02 February 2017

    This guide for administrators and instructors shows how TVET institutions can better attract and serve students with disabilities.

  7. Disability inclusion in the Bangladesh skills system

    02 February 2017

    This short publication gives an overview of ILO’s approach to disability inclusion in Bangladesh.

  8. Infographic

    26 January 2017

    An infographic fact sheet showing what the project will set out to achieve.

  9. Psychosocial counselling guideline for the survivors of Industrial Disasters

    25 January 2017

    This handbook on psychosocial counselling has been developed to share practical guidelines for those working with survivors of traumatic incidents. In the aftermath of Rana Plaza the ILO with the support of Canada, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom worked with ActionAid to provide psychosocial counselling for 110 workers. This has helped them to slowly but surely regain confidence to play an active role in society. Through the experience of working with these survivors many lessons have been learned. This handbook on psychosocial counselling has therefore been developed to share practical guidelines for those working with survivors of traumatic incidents

  10. Managing Safety and Health in the Workplace (Bengali)

    19 January 2017

    This Bangla-language publication forms part of a set of modules designed to help Safety Committees operate more effectively. This module provides information for senior management to Senior management to establish a system for the management of health and safety in the workplace.

  11. Safety Committee (Bengali)

    19 January 2017

    This Bangla-language publication forms part of a set of modules designed to help Safety Committees operate more effectively. This module focuses on the establishment and operations of Safety Committees.

2016

  1. Manual for capacity building of DIFE inspectors on follow-up of preliminary safety assessments and CAP development

    20 October 2016

    This manual provides guidance for inspectors on how to follow up preliminary safety assessments of RMG factories and the development of Corrective Action Plans (CAPS).

  2. ILO Bangladesh Newsletter

    01 September 2016

  3. Bangladesh: Looking beyond garments – an employment diagnostic study

    01 September 2016

    This joint ILO/ADB report looks at areas and actions for Bangladesh to develop its economy away from reliance on the ready made garment sector.

  4. Basic English and Arabic words for Care Work: Promoting Decent Work for Care Providers – Instructors manual

    28 August 2016

    Instructors manual for a language course to teach migrants who will take up care work basic vocabulary in English and Arabic

  5. Basic English and Arabic words for Electrical trade: Promoting Decent Work for Electricians– Instructors manual

    28 August 2016

    Instructors manual for a language course to teach migrants who will take up the electrical trade basic vocabulary in English and Arabic

  6. Basic English and Arabic words for Construction Trade: Promoting Decent Work for Construction Workers’ – Instructors manual

    28 August 2016

    Instructors manual for a language course to teach migrants who will take up construction work basic vocabulary in English and Arabic

  7. Basic English and Arabic words for Housekeeping trade: Promoting Decent Work for Domestic Workers’ – Instructors manual

    28 August 2016

    Instructors manual for a language course to teach migrants who will take up domestic work basic vocabulary in English and Arabic

  8. ‘Basic English and Arabic words for Care Work: Promoting Decent Work for Care Providers – Students booklet

    28 August 2016

    Students booklet for a language course to teach migrants who will take up care work basic vocabulary in English and Arabic

  9. ‘Basic English and Arabic words for Electrical trade: Promoting Decent Work for Electricians – Students booklet

    28 August 2016

    Students booklet for a language course to teach migrants who will take up the electrical trade basic vocabulary in English and Arabic