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Travail décent, croissance inclusive et emploi au Bangladesh

duration: 4 years (From 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2021)
budget: not communicated

Main focus :The decent work agenda, the inclusive growth policy development, recommendations to newly adopted policies, laws and rules (EPZ law and SEZ, Social-Safety Strategy paper, SDG) public advocacy campaign

Ship breaking. The focus for 2018-2021 is research and analysis of the international instruments, development of information materials, training of labour inspectors, lobbying with authorities and employers.

Rickshaw Pullers in Dhaka - Building of capacity to organise informal workers such as rickshaw pullers, create public awareness of the special working and living conditions and social safety.

Labour movement is effectively involved in policy making of labour market and trade/growth issues

Unions are recognized as social partners. Ship breaking workers collectively influence their working conditions

Rickshaw pullers have obtained some rights within the legal labour market framework and other rules guiding the conditions of the sector

Type of activities
Research, policy development, social dialogue, training, advocacy awareness raising, interaction with NGOs, academics and media