Bangladesh’s Garment Workers
In Bangladesh, the garment industry drives the country’s economic growth, contributing to an impressive 6 percent growth rate for nearly a decade. Bangladesh is now one of the world’s leading clothing exporters, second only to China, and the garment industry employs 3.6 million workers out of a total population of over 150 million. Most of the nation’s 4,500 factories are concentrated around the capital, Dhaka, and attract thousands of rural residents in search of jobs and a better life for their families. In this slideshow, award-winning photographer Conor Ashleigh and In Asia editor Alma Freeman visit a community and school for garment workers’ children in sprawling Ashulia, one of the country’s largest garment manufacturing hubs.
HIGHLIGHTS ACROSS ASIA
Trade in the Sulu Archipelago: Informal Economies Amidst Maritime Security Challenges
October 31, 2019
Forbes Op-Ed Examines ASEAN Regional Development Cooperation
October 30, 2019
Mobilizing Changemakers for our Sustainable Future
Meet Akshat Singhal and Sohara Mehroze, two of our 2019 Asia Foundation Development Fellows.