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  1. Practitioner's Guides

  2. Methodologies for assessing green jobs

    This policy brief sets out the different methodologies available to assess the employment potential that green policies can offer and, in so doing, aims to help to focus policy decision-making in order to make it as efficient and productive as possible.

  3. Assessing Green Jobs Potential in Developing Countries: A Practitioner’s Guide

    The knowledge of how the transition to a sustainable, low-carbon economy will affect employment, especially underlying job movements, is vital to informing policy, yet there are few comparable studies for developing countries. As part of the ILO’s Global Green Jobs Programme, this guide provides practical solutions to help fill these information gaps.

  4. Assessment reports

  5. Mexico

    Green jobs in Mexico

    2014

    This report summarizes the main findings of a national green jobs assessment conducted in Mexico in 2013. The assessment revealed how many green jobs currently exist in the country and which sectors show the strongest potential for further green jobs creation.

  6. Mauritius

    Green jobs assessment: Mauritius

    2008-2012

    This report provides an assessment of existent and potential green jobs in major economic industries of a small island developing state: Mauritius. It aims to inform and shape the Maurice Île Durable (MID) project, which was launched in 2008 with the objective to make Mauritius a world model of sustainable development.

  7. Bangladesh

    Estimating green jobs in Bangladesh

    2010

    The report summarizes the main findings of a study on the scale and distribution of green employment in the economy of Bangladesh.

  8. China

    Study on green employment in China

    2010

    This study presents both the current situation and potential for green employment in China, as well as results of surveys conducted in eight companies in the power industry.

  9. Lebanon

    Green Jobs Assessement in Lebanon

    2011

    The study comprises four assessments in the sectors of energy, building and construction, agriculture and waste management in Lebanon.

  10. Gaza Strip

    Towards sustainable construction and green jobs in the Gaza Strip

    2012

    The assessment analyses the feasibility, opportunities and challenges of promoting sustainable construction in the Gaza Strip and explores ways to promote green jobs.

  11. Brazil

    Empregos verdes no Brasil: quantos são, onde estão e como evoluirão nos próximos anos

    2009

    (In Portuguese)

On the factory front line in Bangladesh

The loss of 1,136 lives with the collapse of Rana Plaza in April 2013 brought into stark relief the weak capacity at all levels in Bangladesh to effectively ensure safe and acceptable working conditions in the garment industry.

An unprecedented effort involving government, employers’ and workers’ organizations, brands and retailers, civil society as well as ILO, has since been made to enhance workplace safety and improve workers’ rights in the sector.

In addition to the immediate need to inspect all RMG factories for structural, fire and electrical safety it was also was clear that the labour inspectorate required a complete overhaul.

As a result, the Government of Bangladesh made a series of major commitments to rebuild the Department of Inspections of Factories and Establishments (DIFE). The inspection service had been upgraded, high-level leadership installed, budget increased and new inspectors recruited.

ILO is supporting this process through its Working Conditions in the Ready Made Garment Sector Programme funded by the Netherlands, Canada and UK. Efforts are being made to build the capacity of the inspection service through training, resources and strategic planning.

Amongst the newly recruited inspectors trained by ILO is 27-year-old Farzana Islam. This is her story.