Better Work Bangladesh: Contact us

Better Work Bangladesh

Established in 2015, Better Work Bangladesh has been an essential facilitator of growth and expansion of the Ready-Made Garment (RMG) industry ─ one of the economy’s largest export-oriented drivers.

Focused on promoting decent work, empowering women and inclusive economic growth, the programme has grown to include about 450 participating factories. Working with 48 brands and retailers, Better Work Bangladesh impacts around 1.3 million workers, 50 per cent of whom are women.

In its first phase (2014 – 2017), the programme worked with the Government of Bangladesh to better align the country’s labour laws with international labour standards and best practices. This was a period marked by labour law amendments and improvements in union registration criteria adhering to the ILO’s fundamental constitutions on Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining. In Phase II (2018 – 2022), the programme expanded its operations from Dhaka to the port city of Chittagong. To respond to evolving industry needs, the programme adopted an agile service model and initiated several special initiatives, such as the Gender Equality and Returns (GEAR) programme, maternity health and protection initiatives and the Factory Ambassador Programme (FAP).


Better Work Bangladesh

ILO Country Office in Bangladesh

PPD Secretariat Office Complex (3rd floor), Block-F, Plot 17/B&C, Agargaon Administrative Zone,
Sher-E-Bangla Nagar, Dhaka-1207

Focal points

For general and media inquiries:

Md. Sariful Islam

For factory registration, advisory services and partnership:

Maruf Hassan Khan

For assessment services, stakeholders’ engagement, labor law & ILS:

Syed Atik Alam

For training, quality assurance and gender:

Abdul Munim

For buyer relations, responsible business conduct & HRDD:

Syed Fazle Niaz

For capacity building of constituents, industrial relations and learning hub:

Zariath Tamanna

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