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. Availability of data related to Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in Bangladesh

    28 May 2008

    This study has attempted to map the sources of TVET-related data and assess their availability, reliability, and coverage. It will contribute to the development of a database on TVET to better inform the delivery planning and resource allocation decisions and assess progress in the TVET sector, and has addressed the need for improved the data collection and data management for TVET in Bangladesh.


  1. Report of the workshop on promoting gender equality at the workplace

    29 March 2007

    The gender workshop was organized to sensitize stakeholders on gender equality at the workplace. It highlighted the international conventions ratified by Bangladesh on CEDAW and Beijing Platform for Action, and progress made by the Government of Bangladesh; micro credit schemes for women and harassment at workplace; it focused on the various initiatives taken by the Bangladesh Employers' Federation, and National Coordination Committee for Workers' Education.

  2. Time Bound Programme - Urban Informal Economy (TBP-UIE) project summary (In English and Bengali)

    01 January 2007

    The UIE project is one of the ILO-supported projects to the national Time Bound Program (TBP). The TBP was developed following the ratification of ILO Convention No. 182 on the Elimination of the WFCL by the Government of Bangladesh in 2001. The TBP sets the target for the elimination of all worst forms of child labour by 2015. The UIE project is funded by the Government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, commenced in January 2007 and its first phase will be completed in December 2011.


  1. Reaching behind closed doors: A survey of legal and policy responses to child domestic labour in South Asia together with recommendations for reform

    05 April 2006

    This paper frames the international standard of protection in the context of child domestic labour and reviews by comparison the extent of legal and policy measures relating to this sector across South Asia.


  1. Migrant workers and human rights: Out-migration from South Asia

    08 September 2004

    This publication is in line with ILO mandate in support of migrant workers. The studies covering five countries in South Asia - Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka were undertaken from August to November 2003. It presents an overview of out-migration from South Asia and is intended to be utilized as background material for the General Discussion on Migrant Workers at June 2004 Session of the International Labour Conference.


  1. BANGLADESH:Report on the working children in metropolitan cities of Bangladesh (Establishment based child labour survey) (2002-03)

    16 December 2003

    A report on the working children in metropolitan cities in Bangladesh based on the findings of the Establishment-based Child Labour Survey (ECLS) 2002-03 conducted by the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics.

  2. BANGLADESH: Baseline Survey on Child Labour in Welding Establishments (2002-03)

    15 November 2003

    A baseline Survey on child workers in welding establishments to estimate the incidence and distribution of this target group at the national level.

  3. Migrant worker remittances and micro-finance in Bangladesh

    01 September 2003

    Assesses the scope and origin of migrant remittances in Bangladesh. It examines the current role of financial institutions in transferring remittance and macro-economic background against which such transfers takes place.