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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

2014

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

2013

  1. Rabeya Akhter, a female motorcycle mechanic in Dhaka

    24 December 2013

    First time we have had a female, good outcome so far, quick learner, female worker seems to have better attention, better attendance (almost 90%). Continuous work, concentrated, cooler brain, even-tempered. Hope to get females into parts/store maintenance and supervisory roles.

  2. Newsletter, July-December, 2013

    23 December 2013

    A comprehensive insight and achievements of the “Promoting Decent Work through Improved Migration Policy and its Application in Bangladesh” project in the second half of 2013. This edition carries news on enactment of The Overseas Employment and Migrants Act 2013; Mid-Term Evaluation of the project; Intergovernmental Regional seminar on Promoting Cooperation for Safe Migration and Decent Work and many more.

  3. Bangladesh National Skills Development Council (NSDC)

    19 December 2013

    The National Skills Development Council (NSDC) is the apex authority on skills in Bangladesh. It is headed by the Prime Minister and is responsible for setting the national skills development agenda. The NSDC provides an important tripartite forum where representatives of government, employers, workers and civil society can work together to provide leadership and clear direction to skills development in Bangladesh.

  4. Improving Productivity

    19 December 2013

    There are many ways to improve productivity. To capture some of the most simple, effective ways to improve productivity no matter where you are or what you do, the ILO continually develops tools for organizations globally. In Bangladesh, three of these tools have been introduced; SCORE (Sustaining Competitive and Responsible Enterprises), WISE (Work Improvements in Small Enterprises) and KAB (Know About Business), in addition to the Japanese KAIZEN model.

  5. Bangladesh: Seeking better employment conditions for better socioeconomic outcomes

    18 November 2013

    The report analyses the country’s economic growth driven by its ready-made garment (RMG) sector and contains recommendations to make this growth more sustainable and improve working conditions in Bangladesh.

  6. Bangladesh Skills Development Policy

    03 November 2013

    Provides the vision and direction for skills development over coming years, setting out the major reforms that government will implement in partnership with industry, workers and civil society.

  7. BANGLADESH SKILLS SNAPSHOT 2012

    23 October 2013

    The survey is a snapshot of the supply and demand of skilled workers in selected sectors in Bangladesh in 2012. It was commissioned on behalf of the National Skills Development Council Secretariat, and funded by the Swiss Development Corporation. The survey presents the current statistics, and also looks at skills predictions in the medium and long term.

  8. The ILO in Bangladesh

    21 October 2013

    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.

  9. Fact Sheet 2 - National Training and Vocational Qualifications Framework (NTVQF)

    20 October 2013

    The NTVQF is a comprehensive, nationally consistent yet flexible framework for all qualifications in technical and vocational education and training in Bangladesh. Together with the National Skills Quality Assessment System, it will these ensure quality, demand-based skills development in Bangladesh.

  10. Fact Sheet 4 - NTVQF-certified TVET Instructors & Assessors in Bangladesh

    20 October 2013

    The TVET Instructors and Assessors Assessment and Certification Programme aims to raise the competence of the current pool of TVET Instructors and Assessors to the standard needed by the NTVQF.

  11. Fact Sheet 3 - National Competency Standards for TVET in Bangladesh

    20 October 2013

    Competency Standards are nationally-recognized, industry-agreed definitions of competency. They define competency in three parts; the knowledge, skills and attitudes workers need to possess (performance), which conditions it is to be done under (conditions) and how well it is to be done (industry standards).

  12. Case Study: Gazipur Technical School and College: Industry-driven skills training for the RMG sector

    20 October 2013

    One of the first public institutions in Bangladesh to replicate a model for employing underprivileged people in the readymade garments sector, Gazipur is using a collaborative approach to ensuring the success of trainees. Underprivileged students are recruited with the help of CARE, financially supported by Far East Knitting and IDLC, trained off the job by Gazipur TSC and then trained on the job by Far East Knitting. They are then employed by Far East and also a selected group of local employers.

  13. Nupur and Biplab Howlader, a married couple pursuing a welding course together

    20 October 2013

    While child marriage rates are slowly decreasing in Bangladesh, UNICEF research states that 66% of girls are still married before the age of 18. Marriage at an early age can have many implications on a young woman’s life; discontinuation of education, entry into an unskilled job or the sudden pressure of looking after a family. What it does not usually translate to is gender equality. Nupur and Biplab are a couple who married early, but are now learning skills so that they can work together in Bangladesh’s fast growing welding trade.

  14. Amina Akhter, a female working in the non-traditional leather goods trade

    20 October 2013

    The skills development sector in Bangladesh is characterized by gender inequalities and stereotyping in many sectors, leading to gender divisions in many roles. Conservative attitudes constrain women from entering into non-traditional and higher income professions by channelling them into different paths from childhood. Amina, however, has recently successfully completed her off-the-job training at the newly developed Centre of Excellence for Leather in Gazipur and has begun an apprenticeship at the Apex Adelchi factory nearby.

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