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. Better Work Bangladesh start of 2018 newsletter

    27 February 2018

    Better Work Bangladesh

  2. ILO Bangladesh Newsletter

    27 February 2018

  3. Trade Unions in Bangladesh: Promoting Safe and Healthy Workplaces in the Ready Made Garment (RMG) Sector (English)

    22 January 2018

    Trade unions are a centre piece in building safer workplaces. The main purpose of the advocacy tool is to highlight the important role and responsibility that unions could continue to play in building proper workers’ awareness and action on OSH, building a preventative culture and helping establish OSH committees in workplaces.


  1. Towards a better skilled workforce in Bangladesh RMG sector

    31 December 2017

  2. Achievements of the Bangladesh Skills for Employment and Productivity (B-SEP) Project

    26 December 2017

    This publication captures the key achievements of the B-SEP project to date as it works to create a stronger foundation upon which Bangladesh can build the skilled workforce it needs for the future.

  3. Skills 21- Empowering citizens for inclusive and sustainable growth

    20 December 2017

  4. Towards safer working conditions in the Bangladesh ready-made garment sector

    17 December 2017

    The activities and results of the first phase of ILO's Improving Working Conditions in the Ready-Made Garment Sector Programme (2013-2017)

  5. Trade Union Action on Decent Work for Persons with Disabilities

    03 December 2017

    Trade unions are working all over the world on disability issues. This research captures and summarises trade union action on disability from over 50 countries, including developed, emerging and developing economies. The research offers a new perspective to trade unions who have not worked on this issue, and points to opportunities for others to develop their work further.

  6. Good practices for inclusion of persons with disabilities

    01 November 2017

    A replication guide for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institutions

  7. Good practices for inclusion of persons with disabilities (Bangla)

    01 November 2017

    A replication guide for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institutions

  8. SDIR Project Update Document

    15 October 2017

    The Promoting Social Dialogue and Harmonious Industrial Relations in Bangladesh Ready-Made Garment Industry (SDIR) Project works to enhance workplace rights and industrial relations in the Bangladesh ready-made garment (RMG) sector primarily by facilitating improved dialogue between employers and workers, particularly at workplace level. This documents described the activities and progress of the SDIR project from October 2015 til October 2017.

  9. RMG Programme Fact Sheet

    30 August 2017

  10. ILO Bangladesh Newsletter

    31 July 2017

  11. Study Report on Working Conditions of Indigenous and Tribal Workers in Bangladesh’s Urban Economy: A Focus on the Garment Industry and Beauty Parlours

    13 July 2017

    The study looks at various aspects of working conditions of Indigenous and Tribal workers with a focus on the garment and beauty parlour industry

  12. A Study on Working Conditions of Tea Plantation Workers in Bangladesh

    13 July 2017

    The study looks at various aspects of working conditions of tea plantation workers in order to identify appropriate responses to ensure that they fully enjoy their labour rights, safe working conditions and fair remuneration.

  13. Brochure: Building capacities on indigenous and tribal peoples’ issues in Bangladesh

    13 July 2017

    The publication highlights ILO’s actions to strengthen the institutional capacity of the Government of Bangladesh and indigenous and tribal peoples’ (ITPs) concerning the rights of ITPs

  14. The Remediation Coordination Cell for the Bangladesh garment industry

    05 June 2017

    Since the collapse of Rana Plaza in April 2013, the International Labour Organization with the support of Canada, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom has worked to improve safety in the Bangladesh garment industry. Over 1,500 garment factories have been inspected for structural, fire and electrical safety. A newly formed Remediation Coordination Cell (RCC) will now ensure that work to fix any faults in the factories is carried out in a systematic and accountable manner. This simple fact sheet explains just what the RCC will do and how

  15. Towards Improved Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh

    05 June 2017

    The ILO’s ‘Improving Fire and General Building Safety in Bangladesh’ project funded by the US Department of Labor was launched in 2013 in response to the safety issues affecting the RMG sector. Coming to an end in January 2017, this publication highlights the major achievements of the project.

  16. National Tripartite Plan of Action on Fire Safety and Structural Integrity (NTPA)

    01 June 2017

    Guidelines for building assessments (structural & fire) for existing RMG factory buildings in Bangladesh, Version 01G-2013

  17. World of Work magazine: Migration should be a choice

    24 May 2017

    This year’s edition of the World of Work magazine highlights themes discussed by the ILO’s 106th International Labour Conference (ILC), including migration.