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THE PEOPLE 2017-05-08T12:42:57+00:00

A cradle of human talent for those
who seek the value of  excellence

We are proud, educated people who embrace challenges, learn rapidly and welcome opportunities.
A nation governed in peace with a solid long-standing democracy that stands behind health,
education and the pursuit of self-development.

Take a look at the things that set us apart:


The constitution of Bangladesh was established in 1972

and has been amended 15 times since then. The Constitution prohibits forced labour and gives the right to form associations or unions, to reasonable wages, to social security and equal opportunity in employment. Work is a right and duty, and local government are encouraged to institute representation of workers.

Employment Rates

Bangladesh has a total population of 157 million people out of which the labour force covers 78 million workers.

Job creation is challenged by a steady labour force growth of 2.2 percent during the last decade, meaning 1.7 million more entered the labour market.

BILS was established in 1995 with the support & active participation of 13 National Trade Union Federations. The organisation is the only labour research institution of Bangladesh. It develops the capacity of the trade union movement & brings trade unions with different political views together in concrete co-operation for i.e. formulation of policy development, inputs and recommendations.

The health social protection Coverage

Few contributory social protection schemes exist in Bangladesh, and most forms of social protection are through non-contributory social assistance. The health social protection coverage is only 1.4 percent of the population while the proportion of pensionable age receiving an old age pension is 40 percent. Formal sector workers currently enjoy some social protection, but informal sector workers and casual workers do not have access to such benefits.

General Economic Performance

Bangladesh has experienced growth rates of approximately 6 percent over the last 17 years.
Compared to the rest of developing countries in Asia, with the regional economic powerhouses India and China, Bangladesh has fallen behind on GDP per capita measured in Purchasing Power Parity (PPP) and the gap is projected to widen Here, Bangladesh is more comparable to a Sub-Saharan African country.


Unlike older industrialised societies with growing legions of ageing dependents,
Bangladesh has a very youthful demographic.
59.3 % of the population are economically active (15 years and over).


The country is young too,  40 years old.

Improving Education and Skills

Bangladesh has 31 public universities, 54 private universities, 60 teacher training colleges and 1,143 technical and vocational institutions.

Typical of the sub-continent, vocational training and professional qualifications are highly respected.

Thousands of Bangladeshis who have wide work experience abroad add to the national reservoir of skill.

English Widely Spoken

The national language is a Bengali or ‘Bangla’.

Yet our second language, English is
widely spoken, understood and written.

More than 90% of staff at management
level is fluent in English.

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