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

2021

  1. Impact of COVID-19 on nexus between climate change and labour migration in selected South Asian countries: An exploratory study

    14 October 2021

    Climate change has been identified as the single greatest risk for achieving the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development Goals. In South Asia, the world of work can be affected by various aspects of climate change including extreme heat, flooding or drought, or that can cause a rise in water-borne diseases, dengue or malaria, or bring pests that damage crops, among other disasters. With the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic, many of the risks to the world of work have been magnified in both rural and urban areas, particularly in the informal economy.

  2. National Profile on Occupational Safety and Health in Bangladesh 2019

    16 September 2021

  3. Making decent work a reality for domestic workers: Progress and prospects in Asia and the Pacific, ten years after the adoption of the Domestic Workers Convention, 2011 (No. 189)

    16 June 2021

    In 2011, the international community adopted the ILO’s Domestic Workers Convention, 2011 (No. 189), which recognized for the first time that domestic work is work and that domestic workers should enjoy the same labour protections as all other workers.

  4. Effective regulations? Environmental impact assessment in the textile and garment sector in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Indonesia and Viet Nam

    14 June 2021

    Environmental regulations provide protection for both environmental assets and the livelihoods of communities that depend on these assets. The analysis evaluates the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) processes for proponents of industrial projects in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Indonesia and Viet Nam. The report finds that enhanced environmental outcomes can be achieved by greater awareness among proponents of the links between environmental management (as facilitated by the EIA process) and sustainable development.

  5. Newsletter of ILO RMG Programme - May 2021 edition

    31 May 2021

    News, events and resources from ILO's Improving Working Conditions in the Ready-made Garment Sector programme, Phase-2: http://ilo.msgfocus.com/q/13V6TsUKkhxddtOflsuDv/wv

  6. Leveraging advanced technology to improve labour mobility governance

    25 May 2021

    This paper was prepared by Rebecca Napier-Moore and Anna Olsen and presented at session two of the Abu Dhabi Dialogue with the theme: Leveraging advanced technology to improve labour mobility governance on 25 May 2021.

  7. Turning up the heat: Exploring potential links between climate change and gender-based violence and harassment in the garment sector

    17 May 2021

    This working paper highlights the intersection between climate change and gender-based violence and harassment by exploring how climate change, measured by increasing heat stress and extreme weather events, could lead to heightened violence being faced by the (mostly female) workers in the sector as a result of its impact on productivity.

  8. Greening guidelines for TVET institutes

    30 April 2021

    The knowledge, skills and competencies acquired from TVET can help individuals contribute to the development of a green economy as well as practice sustainable actions in other areas of their life. ILO's European Union funded Skills 21 project supported the Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) to develop a guideline for greening TVET institutes.

  9. Greening TVET institutes

    30 April 2021

    Skills 21 project intervention towards greening TVET institutes

  10. Productivity interventions available to garment factories in Asia: A mapping study

    19 April 2021

    This study focuses on the availability of productivity interventions in the Asian garment sectors. By examining a subset of productivity interventions available to the industry, the paper depicts a broader picture of what type of support services are available to Asian garment factories.

  11. Skills 21 Bulletin Issue 3, April 2021

    15 April 2021

    The bulletin aims to inform the wider audience about the activities undertaken by the Skills 21 project for Technical and Vocational Education and Training on a certain thematic issues. It also presents selected news from the partner TVET institutes of the project is working with.

  12. Extending social security to workers in the informal economy

    12 March 2021

    Key lessons learned from international experience

  13. Towards solid social protection floors? The role of non-contributory provision during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond

    21 January 2021

    The COVID-19 crisis has emphasized the importance of guaranteeing access to at least essential health care and to basic income security for all over the life cycle, as stipulated in the Social Protection Floors Recommendation, 2012 (No. 202).

  14. Cost of Migration Survey 2020. Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS), 2020. Bangladesh

    13 January 2021

    The ILO has been supporting the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics as one of the first in pioneering this survey, aimed at shedding light on recruitment fees and costs paid by workers. As co-custodian of SDG Indicator 10.7.1 on reducing recruitment costs, the ILO and the World Bank have developed a global statistical methodology for the collection of data to measure progress in this area.

2020

  1. Policy actions to improve TVET teachers quality for market relevant skills delivery

    14 December 2020

    The brief focused different issues relevant to the NSDP from the perspective of improving the quality of TVET teachers, trainers, instructors and master trainers for skills development.

  2. Efficient Institutional Management for effective TVET delivery

    30 November 2020

    The brief focused on the issues relevant institutional management of TVET for skill Development.

  3. The ILO Brief - Framework for Industrial Safety in Bangladesh: Institutional Issues

    16 November 2020

    The Framework for Industrial Safety (IS) in Bangladesh presents a number of safety initiatives, including those undertaken by key institutions, benchmark conditions to be applied across all sectors, monitoring and enforcement mechanisms and a way forward.

  4. The ILO Brief - National Tripartite Plan of Action (NTPA) on Fire Safety and Structural Integrity

    16 November 2020

    In response to major industrial accidents in Bangladesh’s RMG sector in 2012 and 2013, important decent work safety initiatives were facilitated through the National Tripartite Plan of Action on Fire Safety and Structural Integrity (NTPA). The brief reviews 25 activities committed to in the plan, identifies areas for further intervention and puts forward a set of recommendations.

  5. The ILO Brief - Labour Administration in Bangladesh: Department of Labour (DoL)

    15 November 2020

    This brief provides an overview of the labour administration structure of Bangladesh: the roles and responsibilities of the Ministry of Labour and Employment (MoLE) and the Department of Labour (DoL); major areas of concern; the ILO's collaboration with DoL; challenges of establishing an effective social dialogue mechanism and potential solutions and ways forward.

  6. Skills 21 Bulletin Issue 2, November 2020

    05 November 2020

    The bulletin aims to inform the wider audience about the activities undertaken by the Skills 21 project for Technical and Vocational Education and Training on a certain thematic issues. It also presents selected news from the partner TVET institutes of the project is working with.