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. The ILO Brief - Labour Administration in Bangladesh: Department of Labour (DoL)

    15 November 2020

    This brief provides an overview of the labour administration structure of Bangladesh: the roles and responsibilities of the Ministry of Labour and Employment (MoLE) and the Department of Labour (DoL); major areas of concern; the ILO's collaboration with DoL; challenges of establishing an effective social dialogue mechanism and potential solutions and ways forward.

  2. Skills 21 Bulletin Issue 2, November 2020

    05 November 2020

    The bulletin aims to inform the wider audience about the activities undertaken by the Skills 21 project for Technical and Vocational Education and Training on a certain thematic issues. It also presents selected news from the partner TVET institutes of the project is working with.

  3. Policy brief on anti-trafficking laws, policies and practices (in Bangla)

    04 November 2020

    Donors, Governments, international organizations, unions, employers and other civil actors often seek solutions to prevent human trafficking. This is a list of the ten most common misperceptions among policy makers, related facts and recommended laws, policies and practices drawing on the experience of the Work in Freedom Programme.

  4. Skills Development for Overseas Employment

    31 October 2020

    The brief focused on different issues relevant to Skill Development for Overseas Employment of National Skills Development Policy 2011

  5. Dialogue and recommendations on strengthening industries’ role in skills delivery

    29 October 2020

    The brief focused on different issues relevant to the National Skills Development Policy from the perspective of strengthening industry’s role in skills development.

  6. COVID-19 Response Plan for Bangladesh TVET sector

    29 October 2020

    ILO's EU funded Skills 21 project supported DTE to develop a COVID-19 response plan for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET)

  7. The supply chain ripple effect: How COVID-19 is affecting garment workers and factories in Asia and the Pacific

    21 October 2020

    This research brief assesses the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis on workers and factories in garment supply chains in Asia and the Pacific, presenting evidence from the main garment-exporting countries of the region, summarizing policy responses and proposing ways forward.

  8. The Protection We Want: Social Outlook for Asia and the Pacific

    15 October 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for well-functioning social protection systems in the region as never before. A new UN report reveals that despite their rapid socioeconomic ascent, most countries in the Asia-Pacific region have weak social protection systems riddled with gaps.

  9. Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Guideline on Covid-19

    08 October 2020

  10. Webinar report on Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for Migrant workers in Asia

    07 October 2020

    In recent years, Bangladesh has made good progress in successfully establishing and implementing a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) system. There are 411 RPL centres in the country and these facilities have provided certificates to 41,560 workers, including 15,000 migrant workers. However, only a limited number of migrant workers are certified for their existing or newly acquired skills in Bangladesh or in the Country Of Destination.

  11. Overview of laws, policies and practices on gender-based violence and harassment in the world of work in Bangladesh

    06 October 2020

  12. Better Work Bangladesh Newsletter- September, 2020

    01 October 2020

    The latest newsletter from Better Work Bangladesh (BWB) highlights the key activities of the programme from May to September 2020

  13. Brief on Financing gaps in social protection

    17 September 2020

    Global estimates and strategies for developing countries in light of the COVID-19 crisis and beyond

  14. Unemployment protection in the COVID-19 crisis. Country responses and policy considerations

    04 September 2020

    Income security is essential to mitigate the sudden and drastic impacts on employment of the lockdowns imposed to slow the COVID-19 pandemic.

  15. Extending social protection to informal workers in the COVID-19 crisis. Country responses and policy considerations

    04 September 2020

    The COVID-19 crisis and its economic and social impacts are particularly harsh for workers in the informal economy and their families. Almost 1.6 billion informal workers are affected by the lockdown and containment measures and/or are working in the hardest-hit sectors.

  16. Understanding the gender composition and experience of ready-made Garment (RMG) workers in Bangladesh

    03 September 2020

  17. Review (2020) - National Tripartite Plan of Action (NTPA) on Fire Safety and Structural Integrity

    02 September 2020

  18. Labour Administration in Bangladesh: Department of Labour (DoL)

    01 September 2020

  19. Labour Inspection Governance in Bangladesh

    01 September 2020

  20. TVET students career guidance workbook (in Bangla)

    31 August 2020

    Skills 21 project with the technical support from the International Training Centre of ILO (ITC-ILO) developed kit for career guidance. The kit consisted with a career dictionary, facilitator notes, student’s work sheet, flip chart, learning cards and information cards. These materials will help the students, youth and their families for effective career decisions.