Bangladesh: Resources on child labour


  1. Publication

    A review of social safety-net programmes to make them more responsive to the needs of child labour in Bangladesh

    04 September 2019

    This report reviews the existing social safety-net programmes of Bangladesh to find out how the child labour issue has been addressed (directly or indirectly) through the social safety-net programmes and suggests possible ways to fill the gaps in this regard.

  2. Publication

    Child labour monitoring in action in North-West Bangladesh

    04 September 2019

    As part of ILO’s technical cooperation with the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh (GOB), a CLMS was piloted in the remote rural areas of the Northwest of the country.


  1. Database

    Bangladesh National Child Labour Survey 2013 (data set)

    31 December 2015

    This ZIP file contains all micro dataset (in STATA format) and documentation from the Survey.

  2. Publication

    Bangladesh National Child Labour Survey 2013

    31 December 2015

  3. Publication

    A health approach to child labour - A synthesis report of four country studies from the brick industry

    15 April 2015

    In presenting this synthesis report, A Health Approach to Child Labour: Example from the brick industry, and its accompanying four country studies, ILO hopes to stimulate further work on this important area and a further refinement of the research methods it incorporates.

  4. Child labour

    Expanding the evidence base and reinforcing policy research for scaling-up and accelerating action against child labour Project

    19 March 2015

  5. Publication

    South Asia Children in labour and employment

    25 February 2015


  1. Child labour: CLEAR Project

    Country level engagement and assistance to reduce child labour (CLEAR) Project

    27 October 2014

  2. Publication

    Health hazards of child labour in brick kilns of Bangladesh

    01 September 2014

    In this research our main concern is to determine occupational health hazards and risks of those children who are involved in various types of work in the brick kilns of Bangladesh. This study assesses the health impacts associated with the work, and documents the physical and psychological conditions of the child labour in brick kiln. It is a cross sectional study which includes direct observation, face to face interviews and focus group discussion.


  1. Publication

    Pilot Survey 2010: Working Children in Dry Fish Industry in Bangladesh

    01 March 2012

    To undertake this survey, the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics and ILO-IPEC with other stakeholders jointly identified the Dry Fish Industry located in selected five coastal districts of the Bay of Bengal. The aim of the survey was to investigate the forced labour of children and its measurement on the basis of certain indicators such as unfree recruitment, work imposed, freedom of work, dependency, coercion/ penalty etc. in line with ILO Conventions C 29 and C 105.