This policy brief provides an overview and an analysis of the major initiatives that aim to improve labor conditions in Bangladesh. It assesses the main innovative features and presents policy recommendations that could further strengthen the network approach in low-wage manufacturing sectors. These recommendations are targeted at various stakeholders. The brief argues that businesses with transnational supply chains should cast their labor commitments in a contractual form, following the successful example of the Bangladesh Accord for Fire and Building Safety.

The Bangladeshi ready-made garment sector employs millions of workers and what they produce ends up in Western fashion stores. The conditions under which these products are made, however, are much less visible.

These recommendations are targeted at various stakeholders. The brief argues that businesses with transnational supply chains should cast their labor commitments in a contractual form, following the successful example of the Bangladesh Accord for Fire and Building Safety.

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