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. Remediation financing in Bangladesh’s ready made garment sector: An overview

    20 June 2016

    High interest rates and a lack of financial literacy are highlighted as major obstacles to factories in the Bangladesh Ready Made Garment (RMG) sector from obtaining remediation financing according to a report launched by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and International Labour Organization (ILO) in Dhaka today.

  2. ILO Bangladesh Newsletter

    01 May 2016

  3. 10 Tips on OSH (English)

    29 April 2016

    This simple English language brochure gives basic information on 10 ways to make workplaces safer.

  4. What is a Safety Committee? (English)

    29 April 2016

    This simple English language brochure gives basic information on what are Safety committees and what do they do.

  5. What is a Safety Committee?

    28 April 2016

    This simple Bangla language brochure gives basic information on what are Safety committees and what do they do.

  6. 10 Tips on OSH

    28 April 2016

    This simple Bangla language brochure gives basic information on 10 ways to make workplaces safer.

  7. Review of the government-to-government mechanism for the employment of Bangladeshi workers in the Malaysian plantation sector

    11 March 2016

    Migrant workers form a key element in labour markets throughout the Asia-Pacific region. In Bangladesh, like many other countries of origin, labour migration is a source of employment, and workers’ remittances are critical to poverty alleviation and for offsetting the foreign trade deficit. Malaysia is a major country of destination, where migrants make up approximately a quarter of the workforce. Migrant workers’ contributions are critical in several key economic sectors, including the multi-billion dollar palm oil industry.

  8. Indigenous people in Bangladesh : Human rights and sustainable development goals

    02 February 2016

    This keynote paper was presented at the national seminar on Indigenous People in Bangladesh: Human Rights and Sustainable Development Goals held in Dhaka 10 December 2015 with the support of the ILO to mark Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Day. The paper was authored by Raja Devasish Roy, Chakma Chief, Advocate, Supreme Court & Member, UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, and Mangal Kumar Chakma, Advisor, Kapaeeng Foundation. It was published by the Bangladesh Indigenous People’s Forum and the views expressed reflect those of the authors.

  9. Current regulations on safe migration and human trafficking (Bengali)

    01 February 2016

    Current Regulations on Safe Migration and Human Trafficking is an easy reference, Bangla-language guide for daily use by recruitment and law enforcement agencies which will help them to carry out their functions and duties in regards to safe migration and prevention of human trafficking.


  1. The National Skills Development System in Bangladesh (2015)

    11 December 2015

    The EU-funded ‘Technical and Vocational Education and Training Reform in Bangladesh (TVETR)’ project implemented by ILO helped develop strategies, tools and procedures envisioned in the National Skills Development Policy. This publication presents the main elements of this work that provide a foundation upon which future skills initiatives for Bangladesh will be built.

  2. ILO Bangladesh Newsletter December 2015

    01 December 2015

  3. Working towards stronger labour rights in Bangladesh

    25 November 2015

    This leaflet gives an overview of ILO’s work in Bangladesh to support compliance with international labour standards especially those relating to freedom of association and collective bargaining

  4. Know your labour rights (Bangla language)

    24 November 2015

  5. Know your labour rights (Bangla language)

    24 November 2015

  6. ILO Publications Catalogue 2015

    01 October 2015

  7. Skills for the international labour market: Bangladesh country report Part of a multi-country labour market trend analysis for migrant workers from South Asia to the member states of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf

    06 September 2015

    International labour migration contributes to the Bangladesh economy both in terms of addressing the unemployment and underemployment and helping to keep foreign currency reserves stable through remittances. The labour migration trend in Bangladesh is characterized by an outflow of low- and semi-skilled workers. These workers are concentrated in short-term and low wage employment. The jobseekers’ registration based on the international occupational classification is urgent to enable comparability of skill levels with the countries of destination. There is also a need to align training and assessment with the Bangladesh National Technical and Vocational Qualifications Frameworks. Investment in awareness about living and working abroad is required. Outreach services are required to expand the use and benefit of the ‘Recognition of Prior Learning’ to both outgoing and returning migrant workers and to build career trajectories of those workers who can afford only a few weeks to a few months-long technical training. Undeniably, there is a need for greater coordination of efforts in terms of developing workers’ skills and improving governance of overseas employment recruitment, in particular, job-matching.

  8. The homecoming: Profiling the returning migrant workers of Bangladesh

    13 August 2015

    This study primarily develops a comprehensive profile of migrant workers who have returned to Bangladesh.

  9. ILO Bangladesh Newsletter

    01 July 2015

    The number of export-oriented ready-made garment (RMG) factories in Bangladesh assessed for structural safety rises to 2,703 or 77 per cent of the total. Read this and other news in the latest newsletter from ILO Bangladesh.

  10. For a fee: The business of recruiting Bangladeshi women for domestic work in Jordan and Lebanon

    24 June 2015

    This working paper aims to shed light on the business models of labour recruiters that facilitate the recruitment of women from South Asian countries into domestic work in the Middle East, with a particular focus on Bangladesh, Jordan and Lebanon.

  11. Preliminary assessment of impact of labour migration from South Asia on South Asian employers

    15 June 2015

    This particular study was undertaken based on discussions held during a meeting of the South Asia Forum of Employers (SAFE) on 3-4 October 2013 in New Delhi, India. The Bangladesh Employers’ Federation (BEF), taking the lead from the SAFE discussions, collaborated with ILO for this study.