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

2019

  1. Better Work Bangladesh Newsletter – September 2019

    04 November 2019

    The latest newsletter from Better Work Bangladesh (BWB) highlights the key activities of the programme from May to August 2019.

  2. Web Application on Freedom of Association

    02 November 2019

    How to secure and promote freedom of association? This web application provides an overview of the principles on freedom of association and explains how ILO procedures and bodies can be best used to secure and promote freedom of association across the world.

  3. A review of social safety-net programmes to make them more responsive to the needs of child labour in Bangladesh

    04 September 2019

    This report reviews the existing social safety-net programmes of Bangladesh to find out how the child labour issue has been addressed (directly or indirectly) through the social safety-net programmes and suggests possible ways to fill the gaps in this regard.

  4. Child labour monitoring in action in North-West Bangladesh

    04 September 2019

    As part of ILO’s technical cooperation with the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh (GOB), a CLMS was piloted in the remote rural areas of the Northwest of the country.

  5. Workers’ Guide to Employment and Decent Work for Peace and Resilience Recommendation (No. 205)

    28 August 2019

    Through this Workers’ Guide, the ILO’s Bureau for Workers’ Activities (ACTRAV) provides information and guidance on how trade unions can ensure the implementation of this new global tool to their advantage. It is intended to serve as a valuable reference to workers’ organizations on the provisions of Recommendation No. 205.

  6. Promoting market driven employable skills

    11 July 2019

    Highlights of the Bangladesh Skills for Employment and Productivity (B-SEP) Project, 2014-19

  7. Better Work Bangladesh Newsletter – May 2019

    07 July 2019

    The latest newsletter from Better Work Bangladesh (BWB) highlights the key activities of the programme from January to April 2019.

  8. Guidebook: Implementation of Public-Private Partnership in TVET

    16 June 2019

    This guidebook has been developed jointly by the Directorate of Technical Education (DTE), under the Technical and Madrasah Education Division (TMED) of the Ministry of Education, Government of Bangladesh (GoB), and the Bangladesh Skills for Employment and Productivity (B-SEP) project of the International Labour Organization (ILO). For a number of years, the GoB and the ILO have been closely collaborating to improve the TVET system in Bangladesh. Promoting quality TVET requires the implementation of key national policies and programmes, the establishment of suitable standards in delivering effective training, and the development of a performance-based skills system.

  9. The ILO in Bangladesh

    08 May 2019

  10. Predeparture training module of employment opportunities in Hongkong

    07 May 2019

    This module has been developed jointly by UN Women Bangladesh and International Labour Organization (ILO), with financial support from the Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC). The main objective of the module is to train the migrant workers through the Technical Training Centres (TTCs) running under the Bureau of Manpower and Employment Training (BMET).

  11. Predeparture training module of employment opportunities in Japan: as the destination country; and caregiving and beautician: as the selected occupation

    07 May 2019

    This module has been developed jointly by UN Women Bangladesh and International Labour Organization (ILO), with financial support from the Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC). The main objective of the module is to train the migrant workers through the Technical Training Centres (TTCs) running under the Bureau of Manpower and Employment Training (BMET).

  12. Pathways for empowering employment: Diversity and challenges for women migrant workers of Bangladesh

    07 May 2019

    The study focuses on short term overseas employment of semi-skilled and low-skilled workers because most Bangladeshi female workers fall under this category. It covers only regular migration because there is insufficient data available on irregular, undocumented migration.

  13. Towards an effective and integrated labour market information system for Bangladesh

    07 May 2019

    The report presents an analysis of global migration trends with the prospects of Bangladeshi migrant workers in the evolving foreign labour markets while recognizing major challenges for their effective and beneficial participation in them. In addition to that, the publication proposes a comprehensive framework for an integrated and appropriate LMIS for Bangladesh outlining a possible implementation strategy.

  14. Skills for Green Jobs in Bangladesh

    29 April 2019

    A coherent national policy for the formation and development of skills for green jobs in all the potential sectors should be put in place and implemented. The study argues that for greening the economy, the policy should target implementation of the skills needs for green jobs in various sectors with priority to renewable energy, RMG, waste management and brick manufacture as identified by the present study; incorporate them into the occupational profiles, curriculum design and education and training provision for greening existing occupations and for developing emerging and new green occupations; and promote strategic interventions for overcoming the skills gaps.

  15. A Framework of Services for Reintegration and Remigration of International Labour Migrants from Bangladesh

    17 April 2019

    Welfare Board (WEWB) in particular to develop a framework of services for the returnee migrants. The framework addresses the psychosocial, economic and social needs of returnee migrant workers in a more comprehensive manner and also focuses on the possibility of remigration from Bangladesh. The framework of services is designed for the stakeholders/service providers who could cater to the needs of the returnee migrants in a more comprehensive and efficient way.

  16. The mapping and scoping of services for the Migrant workers of Bangladesh at various stages of labour migration cycle

    17 April 2019

    The gaps and challenges in services offered to migrants at various migration stages at home and abroad to scope out how these can be better delivered to accrue sustained benefit from migration.

  17. Conceptual software architechture and design of Labour Market Information System (LMIS) and Migrant Workers' Management Information Systems (MWIMS)

    17 April 2019

    Regular, generally accurate and real time information analysis; Integrated data from multiple sources to support robust tracking processes and analyses; Returning workforce and enforce naturalization processes at home; Medium and longer term opportunities and invest in training to develop a supply for those upcoming demands.

  18. Survey report on data integration of Labour Market Information System (LMIS) and Migrant Workers' Management Information Systems (MWIMS)

    11 April 2019

    -A review of the research topic and summary of the existing studies on data integration related to labour markets; -Analysis of key issues involving data at various handling stages; -Reporting on the key findings from in-depth interviews and surveys of individuals, groups, and stakeholders.

  19. Compatibility of Data Integration of of Labour Market Information System (LMIS) and Migrant Workers' Management Information Systems (MWIMS)

    11 April 2019

    Bangladesh against similar database systems in other countries, and also with other Bangladeshi database systems for other sectors, like the internal labour market. Based on the findings and analyses, the project will propose design recommendations for an integrated database information system on migrant workers’ information (MWMIS) and a labour market information system (LMIS), identifying sources of data and software requirements.

  20. Needs and Gaps assessment of Labour Market Information System (LMIS) and Migrant Workers' Management Information Systems (MWIMS)

    11 April 2019

    The data that are available, their strengths and limitations, as well as what data are regarded as important, but are not available. An analysis of the data gaps to gain a better understanding of the relevance and impact of any of the data gaps identified and to support discussions within and across agencies, organizations, and communities on how to bridge data gaps and sustain data assets.