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

2015

  1. Apprentices build futures

    21 February 2015

    The challenge: Develop a model which shows that people with low levels of education can become skilled workers in the shipbuilding sector through an improved apprenticeship system. The result: 200 underprivileged young people equipped with the skills to qualify for a nationally recognised NTVQF Pre-Vocational 2 and then NTVQF Level 1 qualification.

  2. Sewing the seeds of success: Meeting industry needs through formal apprenticeships

    21 February 2015

    The challenge: Develop a model which shows that formal apprenticeships can create skilled workers which meet industry needs in the leather sector. The result: Over 2000 apprentices registered through the Bureau of Manpower, Employment and Training, trained up to NTVQF Level 2 in the newly-established Centre of Excellence for Leather and ready to work in leather factories.

  3. Formalising informal skills: Structuring informal apprenticeships

    20 February 2015

    The challenge: Develop a model which shows that informal apprenticeships can be structured and effective in creating skilled workers. The result: 1000 young people qualified with a nationally recognised pre-vocational certificate, removing the barrier for them to enter formal skills development programmes and 500 master crafts persons equipped with skills to better train young people and minimise hazardous working conditions.

  4. Learning and Earning: Overcoming low education levels through skills development

    20 February 2015

    The challenge: Develop a model which shows that working children, disadvantaged and low educated youth can become skilled workers. The result: A partnership between a training institution (Bangla-German Technical Training Centre), a non-government organization (UCEP) and a group of employers which continues to train and employed working children, disadvantaged and low-educated youth in the motorcycle servicing industry.

  5. Benefits for all: Designing an inclusive skills development programme

    20 February 2015

    The challenge: Develop a model which shows how underprivileged women and persons with disabilities can become skilled workers. The result: A partnership between a training institution (Centre for Rehabilitation of the Paralysed) and a group of employers which continues to train and employ persons with disabilities and underprivileged women in the ready made garments industry.

  6. Why become a Registered Training Organisation?

    20 February 2015

    The benefits of your company or institution becoming a nationally-recognised training organisation, and how to do it.

  7. Resource Guide on Gender Mainstreaming into TVET in Bangladesh

    20 February 2015

    This Resource Guide on Gender Mainstreaming into TVET in Bangladesh outlines barriers to female participation in training courses, provides guidance and practical tools on how to tackle them and provides information on available technical resources.

  8. The benefits of hiring people with disabilities

    20 February 2015

    Many employers in Bangladesh have had positive experiences of hiring persons with disabilities. Working together, the TVET Reform Project and Bangladesh Employer's Federation have looked at what's already been done, and show other employers how they can take this opportunity.

2014

  1. ILO Publications Catalogue 2015

    22 December 2014

  2. 5th Annual Labour Attachés Conference

    30 November 2014

    Labour attachés of Banlgadesh are required to promote employment of Bangladeshi workers and their social protection. The Ministry of Expatriates Welfare and Overseas Employment seeks to develop and upgrade the skills and knowledge of the labour attachés through an annual training programme. The programme bring together all the labour attachés from different countries of destination for one-week of information-seeking and sharing, and learning from one another. This report presents information about the training conducted in 2013.

  3. Towards a safer ready made garment sector for Bangladesh: Progress made and way ahead

    13 November 2014

    In the 18 months since Rana Plaza collapsed considerable progress has been made towards creating a safer ready made garment sector for Bangladesh. This ILO publication looks at what has been achieved and the challenges still ahead.

  4. Minimum wages in the global garment industry

    31 October 2014

    This research note provides a brief overview of minimum wages for the garment sector in the top 25 apparel exporters from the developing world.

  5. Gender and Migration from Bangladesh [Report's overview]

    30 September 2014

  6. Gender and Migration from Bangladesh: Mainstreaming Migration into the National Development plans from a Gender perspective

    30 September 2014

    The study presents various dimensions and challenges of labour migration by women in Bangladesh.

  7. "Reinforcing ties: Enhancing contributions from Bangladeshi diaspora members"

    23 September 2014

    The Bangladeshi Diaspora has been making significant contributions in development of information communication technologies, promotion of education and training, and bringing some life-changing and quality enhancing innovations to Bangladesh.

  8. "Reinforcing ties: Enhancing contributions from Bangladeshi diaspora members" [Report's overview]

    23 September 2014

  9. In the corridors of remittance

    11 September 2014

    This study on the importance of remittances in livelihood strategy for Bangladeshi households.

  10. In the corridors of remittance [Report's overview]

    11 September 2014

  11. Skilling the workforce Labour migration and skills recognition and certification in Bangladesh

    03 September 2014

    This report provides a survey of the institutional arrangement in respect of technical and vocational skills in Bangladesh as well as brings out the variety of factors recognized to influence preparation of the workers for overseas employment.

  12. Skilling the workforce: Labour migration and skills recognition and certification in Bangladesh [Report's overview]

    03 September 2014