June 9, 2024

Bangladesh Women Platform Workers: An Anthology

The Bangladesh section of the report identifies that platforms could reduce the precarities of women domestic workers by formalizing the scope of work and establishing basic workplace treatment standards, but choose not to do so. In illuminating the double-edged sword […]
January 24, 2024

Fairwork Bangladesh Ratings 2023: Is it Time for a Regulatory Framework?

The third Fairwork Bangladesh report identifies reasonable improvements in platforms’ responsiveness towards workers’ needs and demands since our previous report of 2022. This year, 11 platforms were reviewed and scored. The league table shows an overall improvement in Fairwork scores […]
December 10, 2021

Fairwork Bangladesh Ratings 2021: Labour Standards in the Gig Economy

This first Fairwork report for Bangladesh examines gig workers’ rights in what is a relatively young market and capital-intensive sector. Overall, the scores awarded to platforms in Bangladesh in the first year were very low, reflecting an absence of labour […]
November 23, 2021

Gig economy in Bangladesh: Challenges and paths to fairer platforms

Fairwork has spent the better part of this year researching the Bangladeshi platform economy and the report is finally set to be published in December. With the proliferation of the Internet and smartphones, the very nature of work has been […]
October 25, 2021

Barriers and Opportunities for Girls in Accessing Finance through Digital Means

In this collaborative research with Girl Effect, the goal was to study the scenario of Bangladeshi girls’ access to digital finance. To achieve this goal, the available options of DFS (Digital Financial Services), the transaction behaviour of girls, the barriers […]
October 19, 2021

With hopes of return fading, migrants are slipping into debt trap: Study

“About 85% of the returnee migrants expressed their need for loans to either rehabilitate or to go abroad” Shahin Alam has a work permit in Malaysia and his employer is asking him to return to work. But he doubts he […]