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


  1. 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.

  2. 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)

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

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

    27 January 2022


  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

  8. Impact of COVID-19 on nexus between climate change and labour migration in selected South Asian countries: An exploratory study

    14 October 2021

    Climate change has been identified as the single greatest risk for achieving the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development Goals. In South Asia, the world of work can be affected by various aspects of climate change including extreme heat, flooding or drought, or that can cause a rise in water-borne diseases, dengue or malaria, or bring pests that damage crops, among other disasters. With the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic, many of the risks to the world of work have been magnified in both rural and urban areas, particularly in the informal economy.

  9. Information on Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) - 7 topics

    16 September 2021

  10. National Profile on Occupational Safety and Health in Bangladesh 2019

    16 September 2021

  11. 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.