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 […]
October 19, 2021
Low interest in skills training is an alarm bell
Higher skill means better job and better pay abroad. But very few overseas jobseekers opt for having a skill training although they spend months, even years, before they finally arrive in a destination abroad. Why? Low education level is the […]
October 19, 2021
Migrant returnees need debt relief, social protection
Around 100,000 aspirant migrants have been stranded in Bangladesh for departure to countries of destination due to pandemic-induced flight restrictions. Many of them completed the pre-departure process and paid money to the recruiting agencies after borrowing from various sources. Many […]
February 2, 2021
COVID-19 has posed a challenge to all of us: should we only defend and mitigate or should we take it as an opportunity to reflect and overhaul our approach as a nation towards the economy, society, governance, and prosperity. Bangladesh […]
January 1, 2021
Open Data Country Report- Bangladesh
The rapid pace of advancements taking place in Bangladesh’s information and communications technology (ICT) has led to the generation of data from various sectors and institutions. In line with the sustainable development goals (SDGs) and to encourage more usage of […]