Better Work Bangladesh works closely with our parent organizations – the International Labour Organization and the International Finance Corporation, a member of the World Bank Group. Currently, the programme is actively supporting the ILO in developing a factory inspection tool for the government inspectors. Better Work is also working with the ILO to support the Department of Inspection for Factories and Establishments (DIFE) in the development of an easy-to-read labour law guide.
We also work with different stakeholders on a national level. The Project Advisory Committee (PAC) gathers different national stakeholders to find solutions and foster improvements in the garment industry. Officially approved by the Ministry of Labour & Employment (MoLE) on July 26, 2016, this committee is chaired by the Inspector General (DIFE) and includes members from MoLE, Department of Labour, Commerce, Employer Associations, BGMEA and BKMEA and trade union representatives from NCCWE, IBC and ITUC. The PAC provides strategic advice on the directions of the programme, reviews progress on implementation, and serves as a platform for engagement among stakeholders on key industry issues through biannual meetings.
Key Better Work partners in improving working conditions in the garment industry and boost the competitiveness of the sector are: