Bangladesh’s Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) has launched a new study, ‘New Dynamics in Bangladesh's Apparels Enterprises: Perspectives on Restructuring, Up gradation and Compliance Assurance’. The CPD study seeks to capture the profound changes taking place at the enterprise level in Bangladesh’s export-oriented RMG sector through better compliance and their implications for cost and competitiveness. The study will come up with a set of recommendations towards future development of the apparels sector of the country as a compliant, highly competitive, gender-sensitive, productivity-driven and decent labour promoting industry. The study will build on CPD's recent works carried out in the aftermath of the Rana Plaza tragedy.
The Secretary of the Ministry of Labour and Employment, Government of Bangladesh will chair the Study Advisory Group which will include representatives from labour organisations, trade bodies (BGMEA and BKMEA), experts, activists, International Labour Organisation and other stakeholder groups. The aforesaid study will be based on data and information generated through extensive enterprise-level survey, focus group discussions (FGDs) with workers and entrepreneurs and expert group meetings.