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

2021

  1. Making decent work a reality for domestic workers: Progress and prospects in Asia and the Pacific, ten years after the adoption of the Domestic Workers Convention, 2011 (No. 189)

    16 June 2021

    In 2011, the international community adopted the ILO’s Domestic Workers Convention, 2011 (No. 189), which recognized for the first time that domestic work is work and that domestic workers should enjoy the same labour protections as all other workers.

  2. Effective regulations? Environmental impact assessment in the textile and garment sector in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Indonesia and Viet Nam

    14 June 2021

    Environmental regulations provide protection for both environmental assets and the livelihoods of communities that depend on these assets. The analysis evaluates the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) processes for proponents of industrial projects in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Indonesia and Viet Nam. The report finds that enhanced environmental outcomes can be achieved by greater awareness among proponents of the links between environmental management (as facilitated by the EIA process) and sustainable development.

  3. News from ILO RMG Programme - May 2021

    31 May 2021

    http://ilo.msgfocus.com/q/13V6TsUKkhxddtOflsuDv/wv

  4. Turning up the heat: Exploring potential links between climate change and gender-based violence and harassment in the garment sector

    17 May 2021

    This working paper highlights the intersection between climate change and gender-based violence and harassment by exploring how climate change, measured by increasing heat stress and extreme weather events, could lead to heightened violence being faced by the (mostly female) workers in the sector as a result of its impact on productivity.

  5. Productivity interventions available to garment factories in Asia: A mapping study

    19 April 2021

    This study focuses on the availability of productivity interventions in the Asian garment sectors. By examining a subset of productivity interventions available to the industry, the paper depicts a broader picture of what type of support services are available to Asian garment factories.

  6. Skills 21 Bulletin Issue 3, April 2021

    15 April 2021

    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.

  7. Extending social security to workers in the informal economy

    12 March 2021

    Key lessons learned from international experience

  8. Towards solid social protection floors? The role of non-contributory provision during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond

    21 January 2021

    The COVID-19 crisis has emphasized the importance of guaranteeing access to at least essential health care and to basic income security for all over the life cycle, as stipulated in the Social Protection Floors Recommendation, 2012 (No. 202).

  9. Cost of Migration Survey 2020. Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS), 2020. Bangladesh

    13 January 2021

    The ILO has been supporting the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics as one of the first in pioneering this survey, aimed at shedding light on recruitment fees and costs paid by workers. As co-custodian of SDG Indicator 10.7.1 on reducing recruitment costs, the ILO and the World Bank have developed a global statistical methodology for the collection of data to measure progress in this area.

2020

  1. Policy actions to improve TVET teachers quality for market relevant skills delivery

    14 December 2020

    The brief focused different issues relevant to the NSDP from the perspective of improving the quality of TVET teachers, trainers, instructors and master trainers for skills development.

  2. Efficient Institutional Management for effective TVET delivery

    30 November 2020

    The brief focused on the issues relevant institutional management of TVET for skill Development.

  3. The ILO Brief - Framework for Industrial Safety in Bangladesh: Institutional Issues

    16 November 2020

    The Framework for Industrial Safety (IS) in Bangladesh presents a number of safety initiatives, including those undertaken by key institutions, benchmark conditions to be applied across all sectors, monitoring and enforcement mechanisms and a way forward.

  4. The ILO Brief - National Tripartite Plan of Action (NTPA) on Fire Safety and Structural Integrity

    16 November 2020

    In response to major industrial accidents in Bangladesh’s RMG sector in 2012 and 2013, important decent work safety initiatives were facilitated through the National Tripartite Plan of Action on Fire Safety and Structural Integrity (NTPA). The brief reviews 25 activities committed to in the plan, identifies areas for further intervention and puts forward a set of recommendations.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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

  9. 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.

  10. 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)

  11. 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.