Publications

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

2020

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

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

    08 October 2020

  4. 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.

  5. The role of social dialogue in formulating social protection responses to the COVID-19 crisis

    07 October 2020

    The principles of tripartism and social dialogue are key for social protection development, reforms and governance. Social dialogue and consultations with social partners and other stakeholders are particularly important for devising coordinated policy responses, including to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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

    06 October 2020

  7. Financing gaps in social protection: Global estimates and strategies for developing countries in light of the COVID-19 crisis and beyond

    17 September 2020

    Closing the social protection coverage gap, worsened by COVID-19, will require additional sources of financing.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

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

    03 September 2020

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

    02 September 2020

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

    01 September 2020

  13. Labour Inspection Governance in Bangladesh

    01 September 2020

  14. Gender Roadmap for the Department of Inspection for Factories and Establishments (2020–2030)

    18 August 2020

  15. Tackling the COVID-19 youth employment crisis in Asia and the Pacific

    18 August 2020

    Young people’s employment prospects in Asia and the Pacific are severely challenged as a result of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. Youth (15–24 years) will be hit harder than adults (25 and older) in the immediate crisis and also risk bearing higher longer-term economic and social costs, says a joint ILO-ADB report.

  16. © UN Women/Fahad Abdullah Kaize 2020

    Tackling the COVID-19 youth employment crisis in Asia and the Pacific

    18 August 2020

    Young people’s employment prospects in Asia and the Pacific are severely challenged as a result of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. Youth (15–24 years) will be hit harder than adults (25 and older) in the immediate crisis and also risk bearing higher longer-term economic and social costs, says a joint ILO-ADB report.

  17. Case study - Access to remediation finance

    17 August 2020

  18. A Rapid Assessment Report The impact of COVID-19 on Indigenous and Tribal Peoples in Bangladesh

    11 August 2020

  19. Sector-Wide Integrated Framework (SWIFT) Key Elements

    01 August 2020

  20. Pathways of Bangladesh Qualification Framework

    01 August 2020

  21. Structure of Bangladesh Qualification Framework

    01 August 2020