The Launch of the ILO’s Publication: “Bangladesh Country Report : Trade and Employment”

Trade reforms and openness have a significant impact on employment, particularly in developing countries. As Bangladesh's economy has become increasingly dependent on trade, the impact of trade on employment in Bangladesh is a subject of great interest but also major concern for the country.

Trade reforms and openness have a significant impact on employment, particularly in developing countries. As Bangladesh's economy has become increasingly dependent on trade, the impact of trade on employment in Bangladesh is a subject of great interest but also major concern for the country

To further examine issues related to trade and employment, the International Labour Organization (ILO) is launching a new publication titled “Bangladesh Country Report : Trade and Employment” on Sunday, 14 July 2013, at Hotel Pan Pacific Sonargaon, Dhaka. The launch is conducted by the ILO through its Project on “Assessing and Addressing the Effects of Trade on Employment (ETE)”, funded by the European Union.

This report has three objectives: first, to take stock of existing trade and labour-market policies and development strategies of Bangladesh. The report pays special attention to the labour market and employment strategies in the context of increasing global integration of Bangladesh’s economy; second, to take stock of existing literature on trade and employment to contribute to identify the knowledge gaps in this area and to guide further research; and third, to contribute to increased understanding about the links between trade and employment and decent work in Bangladesh and to support coherent policy design to minimize the adjustment challenges related to trade liberalization.