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
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.
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.
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.
Child labour and education in Bangladesh: evidence and policy recommendations
01 May 2009
This publication aims to capture the findings of a research analysis on child labour and education commissioned by the ILO in cooperation with UNICEF and UNESCO on annual World Day Against Child Labour in 2008 which carried the theme “Education – the right response to child labour”. It therefore aims to present i) an understanding of the linkages between child labour and education, by examining the educational, household and sociocultural determinants that act as constraints or incentives in the decision between labour and education; and ii) an overview of relevant mainstream, specific project and non-formal educational responses.
Group report: fellowship 2
30 April 2009
The TVET Reform Project aims to support change within the TVET system of Bangladesh. It is an ambitious program of activities that focus on a broad range of TVET issues including development of new national policy, implementation of competency based training, new teacher training arrangements, a greater role for industry and decentralised management of institutions.
Green jobs assessment in agriculture and forestry sector in Bangladesh
30 April 2009
The report focuses on climate change impacts on Bangladesh; and ways for sustainable economic and social development and environmental protection at national level.
ILO 90th anniversary in Bangladesh
29 April 2009
ILO marks 90 years world wide and its 36 years in Bangladesh highlighting social dialogue and decent work as the upcoming challenges to respond to the financial economic crisis. Activities include press briefing, trade unions rally and high level forum.
Green job assessment in agriculture and forestry sector of Bangladesh
01 April 2009
The agriculture sector assessment on green jobs would include both an inventory and assessment of the intensive green technologies which are currently on going or are being planned in the future and those have an impact on poverty reduction, employment creation, sustainable environment and decent work.
Training for Rural Economic Empowerment (TREE)
01 March 2009
Community-based training (CBT) now referred to by ILO as Training for Rural Economic Empowerment (TREE), a needs- based methodology for promoting income-generation through skills training and support services, has undergone long period of evolution, improvement and paradigm shifts. Years of project level implementation have produced results in each country, in their specific situations, and in particular socio-economic circumstances. These country experiences have transformed the training strategy from its conceptual and policy frameworks, to its systems and methodology, and most of all to its implementing tools and guidelines.
Recognition of prior learning
01 March 2009
The recognition of prior learning requires the recognition and acceptance by any training organizations 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.
Assessment of formal and informal apprenticeship in Bangladesh
01 March 2009
Looks at apprenticeship structures within four (4) business sectors: Leather and leather goods; transport equipment (shipbuilding and bicycle manufacture); agro-food processing; information technology (IT).
Preliminary assessment of Green Jobs in three sectors: (1) renewable energy (2) waste management (3) construction
01 February 2009
Provides a glance at relevant activities being carried out in the context of the framework of ILO’s green job initiatives.
Report on the launching ceremony “Green Jobs initiative in Bangladesh”
04 December 2008
Summarizes the launching ceremony of Green Jobs ceremony jointly organized by the Ministry of Labour and Employment and the International Labour Organization.
A national technical and vocational qualification framework for Bangladesh
06 November 2008
This paper describes the National Technical and Vocational Qualifications Framework (NTVQF) proposed for Bangladesh. The proposal was developed after review of qualification frameworks in other countries and local consultations with government, private sector and NGO groups. The proposed framework ranges from NTVQF 1 (equivalent to current National Skills Certificate 1) for a basic skilled worker to NTVQF 4 for a skilled worker. There are two levels higher, NTVQF 5 for a highly skilled worker or supervisor and NTVQF 6 equivalent to Diploma level or equivalent.
Mapping and analysis of growth-oriented industrial sub-sectors and their skill requirements in Bangladesh
06 November 2008
This report describes findings of research including a survey of 36 Bangladesh enterprises intended to identity: (i) sectors which are competitive and demonstrate growth potential, and (ii) the type of skills that will be required by these sectors in the coming years. For the purpose of selecting sub-sectors of the kind mentioned above, an analysis was undertaken of the pattern of growth, export performance, employment and productivity of manufacturing sub-sectors.
The gender wage gap in Bangladesh
01 June 2008
This study presents the first comprehensive estimates of the role that gender plays in determining hourly wage gaps between women and men in Bangladesh, by examining gender wage gaps across different industries, among workers with different levels of education and among workers operating across different sized establishments. The paper also provides the first quantitative estimates of the effects of industrial and occupational segregation on average wage rates for women and men in the country.
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.
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.
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.
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.