World Bank launches report on Better Work impact

29 Sep 2015

A new World Bank report highlights the relationship between improved job quality, better firm performance and greater empowerment of female workers.

29 September 2015.

Washington – The World Bank Group Gender and Jobs teams has launched a new report, INTERWOVEN: How the Better Work Program Improves Jobs and Life Quality in the Apparel Sector. The report reveals that better working conditions and job quality are also associated with better firm performance and greater empowerment of female workers.  Findings from the report show that as communication improves, workers and managers are better able to resolve disputes which results in greater productivity at the factories. What’s more, countries in the Better Work program have experienced significant increases in apparel exports—globally, and to the United States in particular. Female workers reported an enhanced capacity to negotiate more equal roles inside their home.

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