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

2022

  1. Asia-Pacific Employment and Social Outlook 2022: Rethinking sectoral strategies for a human-centred future of work (Summary)

    28 November 2022

    Labour markets are recovering from the COVID-19 crisis in Asia and the Pacific, but now face new challenges like inflation and geopolitical tensions. The report gives the regional labour market context and makes a first-time assessment of regional sectoral estimates to highlight which sectors are growing as sources of jobs, which are shrinking and which harbour opportunities for “decent work”.

  2. Asia-Pacific Employment and Social Outlook 2022: Rethinking sectoral strategies for a human-centred future of work

    28 November 2022

    Labour markets are recovering from the COVID-19 crisis in Asia and the Pacific, but now face new challenges like inflation and geopolitical tensions. The report gives the regional labour market context and makes a first-time assessment of regional sectoral estimates to highlight which sectors are growing as sources of jobs, which are shrinking and which harbour opportunities for “decent work”.

  3. Rebels, victims, agents of change: The singular histories of women migrant workers

    01 November 2022

    The purpose of this ethnographic study is to shed light on how women view their migration and work abroad. The findings challenge conventional narratives on labour migration of women and bring out important perspectives that invaluably inform policymaking.

  4. Decent work Country Programme: Bangladesh 2022–2026

    10 October 2022

    The Decent Work Country Programme sets out ILO’s programme priorities for Bangladesh for the period2022–2026.

  5. World Social Protection Report 2020-22: Regional companion report for Asia and the Pacific

    30 August 2022

    This regional companion report is intended to complement the ILO’s World Social Protection Report 2020–22. It includes a section summarizing the status of social protection worldwide, followed by a section highlighting key social protection developments, challenges and priorities for this region from a life-cycle perspective.

  6. Trade union organizing in Bangladesh's ready-made garment sector amidst COVID pandemic: status, challenges, and scope.

    28 August 2022

    The specific objectives of the study are drawn from interpreting trade union organizing, fundamentally, workers have the right to form and join organizations of their own choosing, i.e. organize as trade unions. Such organizing for the formation of trade unions is embedded in the principle of Freedom of Associations (FoA)

  7. Women entrepreneurs leading the way: Promoting a circular economy and more sustainable practices in the garment sector

    05 July 2022

    The report outlines four women leaders in Asia’s garment and textile sector who are making positive contributions to sector-specific challenges related to gender equality, environmental sustainability and industry recovery from COVID-19. The entrepreneurs share their personal and business experiences showcasing sustainable enterprises, introduction of circular economies and adopting alternative leadership styles at work.

  8. Implimentation of a Pilot of an Employment Injury Scheme (EIS) in Bangladesh

    28 June 2022

    The ILO is advocating for a Pilot EIS in Bangladesh in the ready-made garments sector, which will protect the employers from reputational risk and catatrophic loss arising from industrial accidents, and provide a periodic scheme for those injured in the workplace, as well as the dependents of deceased workers.

  9. Employment, wages and productivity in the Asian garment sector: Taking stock of recent trends

    24 June 2022

    The report takes stock of employment, wages and productivity in the Asian garment sector by exploring data and policy insights to highlight trends, patterns and ways forward for a better future of work. By utilising updated data insights, the report outlines persisting decent work deficits as the garment sector evolves, and the prioritised support needed to overcome such challenges.

  10. Labor migration in Asia: COVID-19 impacts, challenges, and policy responses

    31 May 2022

    This publication analyzes the region’s labour migration outlook, corresponding economic and policy developments, and changes caused by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. It overviews labour migration to and from different Asian economies and details policy approaches in major origin and destination economies of labour migrants.

  11. Understanding patterns of structural discrimination of migrant and other workers in some countries of South and West Asia

    19 April 2022

    This background paper reviews the literature that sheds light on the structural patterns of discrimination against migrant workers in some countries of South and West Asia. It also articulates recommendations that would help officials in UN agencies, international organizations, constituents and other civil society individuals and groups, while referring to the existing evidence of structural discrimination to support the application of international labour standards.

  12. Promising practices, experiences and lessons learned in eliminating gender inequality in the garment sector in Asia

    04 February 2022

    The report highlights policies, programmes and initiatives that have been successful in closing critical gender gaps in the garment industry.

  13. National Plan of Action on Occupational Safety and Health (2021-2030)

    27 January 2022

2021

  1. Extending social health protection: Accelerating progress towards Universal Health Coverage in Asia and the Pacific

    07 December 2021

    This regional report documents and analyses country experiences and lessons on the extension of social health protection coverage in the Asia and the Pacific region. It provides a detailed account of progress made, challenges encountered and remaining coverage gaps, and explores their root causes.

  2. Risk Assessment and Monthly & Quarterly Checks

    20 October 2021

  3. Personal Protective Equipment

    20 October 2021

  4. Fire Safety

    20 October 2021

  5. Emergency Preparedness

    20 October 2021

  6. Electrical Safety

    20 October 2021

  7. Chemical Management

    20 October 2021