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

2011

  1. Fiscal and policy space for crisis response with a focus on employment and labour market: A study of Bangladesh

    04 May 2011

    A study undertaken for the Employment Policy Department, International Labour Office, Geneva.

  2. Asia-Pacific Labour Market Update, March 2011

    07 April 2011

    This newsletter provides a snapshot of economic and labour market trends for a number of Asian region economies, based on official data available as of 7 March 2011.

  3. Standards and Curriculum Development Committee (SCDC) Meetings

    05 April 2011

    The upcoming SCDC meetings include: IT Support Technician, Baker, and Food Technician. Additional meetings are scheduled for April and May.

  4. Apprenticeship Pilots – TVET Reform Project

    05 April 2011

    This paper provides a brief description of the pilots which aim to test various approaches to apprenticeship both formal and informal ranging from highly structured to more loosely structured and which are targeted at different groups, for example, working children, persons with disabilities, women.

  5. TVET Reform Project discussion paper Industry Skills Councils

    05 April 2011

    This paper sets out a rationale and proposal for the establishment of a network of Industry Skills Councils (ISC) in Bangladesh.

  6. Centre of Excellence Agro Food Skills Foundation (CEAFS) organized a workshop on WPL in Dhaka

    05 April 2011

    In this workshop presentations by experts covered the following areas: global practices of WPL and linkage between TVET & Enterprises; experiences of WPL in export-oriented industry; a Japanese productivity tool – KAIZEN; and importance of WPL.

  7. ETE Newsletter Bangladesh March 2011

    24 March 2011

    This is the second issue of the quarterly e-newsletter of the ETE projectin Bangladesh. This newsletter is a forum for information about the effects of trade on employment issues and the activities of the ETE Project.

  8. Bangladesh Decent Work Country Programme review 2006-2009

    24 January 2011

    The report on the review of the 2006-2009 Bangladesh DWCP includes a brief summary of the country context, progress towards each of the four outcomes, a discussion of how gender issues factored into the implementation of the DWCP, progress relative of ILO's performance criteria for DWCP evaluation, opportunities and constraints encountered, lessons learned for the DWCP as a whole and recommendations for developing the next DWCP.

2010

  1. Indigenous and Tribal Populations Convention, 1957 (No. 107) & Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention, 1989 (No. 169)

    03 November 2010

    Bengali version of the Indigenous and Tribal Populations Convention, 1957 (No. 107) & Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention, 1989 (No. 169).

  2. Proposal for ISCs for Bangladesh

    19 October 2010

    This paper sets out a rationale and proposal for the establishment of a network of Industry Skills Councils (ISC) in Bangladesh.

  3. Assessing and Addressing the Effects of Trade on Employment (ETE) Project

    01 October 2010

    This is the first issue of the quarterly e-newsletter of the ETE projectin Bangladesh. This newsletter is a forum for information about the effects of trade on employment issues and the activities of the ETE Project.

  4. Monitoring and Assessing Progress on Decent Work in Bangladesh - National Background Study

    17 September 2010

  5. Skills for green jobs in Bangladesh

    01 September 2010

    This research report attempts to identify strategic skills development responses of Bangladesh in the light of environmental degradation, climate change and the global call for greening economies. It finds that climate change has already emerged as a serious challenge to development in general and poverty reduction in particular. The fragile ecological situation is under continuous threats from environmental degradation. But the policy priorities for greening the economy remains limited. General environmental strategy and, for that matter, skills development strategy in response to greening the economy are inadequate.

  6. A proposal to strengthen TVET and skills data in Bangladesh

    01 May 2010

    This report was commissioned by the ILO as part of its Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Reform Project in Bangladesh, which is funded by the European Commission and being implemented by the ILO. The central objective of the report is to present a proposal for a TVET data system in Bangladesh which will strengthen monitoring of TVET delivery so that the supply and demand for skills can be more closely aligned and to inform future policy, management and investment decisions in TVET.

  7. Study on the international demand for semi-skilled and skilled Bangladesh workers

    01 April 2010

    The demand for workers from Bangladesh in the coming months and years will depend on many factors. Among these are prospect of economic growth of the labour receiving countries especially in the gulf region, the principal destination of short term Bangladesh workers, availability of cheap labour in Bangladesh, skill development programme of the government and, of course, government initiatives to introduce discipline and transparency in the migration process.

  8. Legislative & regulatory reform of TVET and skills training in Bangladesh

    01 April 2010

    International Labour Organization (ILO), in cooperation with the Government of Bangladesh, is seeking to implement various reforms to the technical and vocational education and training (TVET) system in Bangladesh. This report is intended to provide a review and analysis of relevant local legislations relating to TVET along with selected foreign legislation, to identify the requirements for amendment in the existing legislation, to draft possible amendments and devise a workflow for the enactment of such new laws or amendments.

  9. Women’s participation in trade unions in Bangladesh: Status, barriers and overcoming strategies

    20 March 2010

    A study about women's participation in trade union in perspective of Bangladesh.

  10. Proposed certification framework for TVET instructors in Bangladesh

    01 January 2010

    This document states the proposed certification framework for TVET instructors and Workplace Assessors in Bangladesh. The document also outlines the 3 development levels within the Certificate in Vocational and Technical Training and Assessment (CVTTA), for a range of TVET instructors working at varying levels within the Bangladesh TVET system.

  11. Minimum competency standards for TVET instructors in Bangladesh

    01 January 2010

    This document presents a summary and details of the proposed minimum competency standards for TVET instructors in Bangladesh. The units of competence were developed through consultation with a wide range of stakeholders and were endorsed at a TVET Reform workshop held in December 2009.

2009

  1. Current status and evolution of industrial relations system in Bangladesh

    15 December 2009

    A discussion paper on evolution of industrial relations in Bangladesh.