November 2008

  1. Publication

    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.

  2. Publication

    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.

July 2008

  1. Statement

    Bangladesh Employer' Federation Speech at the Regional Symposium on Deployment of Workers Overseas: A Shared Responsibility

    15 July 2008

    By Mr C.K. Hyder, Secretary-General, Bangladesh Employer' Federation on 15 July 2008

  2. Statement

    Address at the Regional Symposium on Deployment of Workers Overseas: A Shared Responsibility

    15 July 2008

    By Dr. Dora Rapold, Ambassador of Switzerland, held in Bangladesh on 15 July 2008

June 2008

  1. Publication

    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.

May 2008

  1. Publication

    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.

December 2007

  1. Project

    Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Reform in Bangladesh

    11 December 2007

    The TVET Reform Project is an initiative of the Government of Bangladesh, assisted by the International Labour Organisation and funded by the European Union. The goal is to ensure Bangladesh’s competitiveness in the global market and reduce poverty by improving the quality of vocational educational and training.

March 2007

  1. Publication

    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.

January 2007

  1. Publication

    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.

April 2006

  1. Publication

    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.