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

2010

  1. 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.

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

    17 September 2010

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  2. Review of National Structure & Coordination of TVET and Skills Development in Bangladesh

    01 December 2009

    This review analyses the structure and coordination of TVET and skills development in Bangladesh and make recommendations for improvement. In particular it addresses the important roles of the National Skills Development Council (NSDC) and the Bangladesh Technical Education Board (BTEB) and the need for increased private sector involvement in the system through Industry Skills Councils (ISC).

  3. Workshop on National Occupation Competency Standards Transport Sector

    05 November 2009

  4. Assessment and overview of CBT and TREE programs for Bangladesh

    01 November 2009

    This final report is meant to provide an outline of the ILO-UNDP Community-Based Training (CBT) program in four divisions in which it was implemented in Bangladesh—detailing components that can be built upon and be most effective in piloting a new Community-Based Training for Rural Economic Empowerment (CB-TREE) program under a tailored methodology to the particular socio-economic and market contexts of Bangladesh. Organizational methods will be identified that can contribute towards new and sustainable income generating activities (IGAs) for targeted beneficiary groups.

  5. RPL assessor kit informal/workplace evidence

    01 November 2009

    Recognition of Prior learning requires the recognition and acceptance by any Training Organisation of the qualifications and statements of skills issued by other RTOs and Registered Assessors enabling individuals to receive national recognition of qualifications and statements of skills.

  6. RPL assessor kit for standard formal/credit transfer assessment

    01 November 2009

    Recognition of Prior learning requires the recognition and acceptance by any Training Organisation of the qualifications and statements of skills issued by other RTOs and Registered Assessors enabling individuals to receive national recognition of qualifications and statements of skills.

  7. Financing of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in Bangladesh

    01 September 2009

    This report reviews Bangladesh TVET funding system with regard to present funding levels and regulations as well as future funding opportunities to increase overall funding levels and improve efficiency. The report has briefly reviewed the economic environment for TVET as well as political targets and priorities. It then provides an overview of the present TVET-system, the structures of public and private institutions and the number of students enrolled.

  8. The ILO Convention on Indigenous and Tribal Populations, 1957 (No. 107) and the laws of Bangladesh: a comparative study

    10 August 2009

    A comparative study between ILO Conventions on Indigenous and Tribal Populations, 1957 (No. 107) and the laws of Bangladesh and its implementation.

  9. Green jobs initiative in Bangladesh

    03 June 2009

    In Bangladesh green jobs create opportunities for employment for the poor in renewable energy, organic and plastic waste, lead acid battery and construction sectors.

  10. Bangladesh Decent Work Country Programme brochure

    02 June 2009

    Bangladesh Decent Work Country Programme was developed with active participation of tripartite constituents and has been implemented for the period 2006-2009, focusing on improving skills training and entrepreneurship for enhanced employability and livelihoods; improving coverage of social protection and rights for workers in selected sectors, including for migrants; combating child labour with priority focus on the worst forms of child labour; and strengthening social dialogue.

  11. 90 years working for social justice, 36 years in Bangladesh

    02 May 2009

    This information booklet is about ILO and its constituents during the last 36 years in Bangladesh. On one hand, it reflects the experiences, good practices and stories of our cooperation; on the other, it touches upon the views, concerns and aspirations of our constituents and what future ILO holds for this country.