The economy of Bangladesh is largely dependent on agriculture. However, the Ready Made Garments (RMG) sector has emerged as the biggest earner of foreign currency. In 1972, the World Bank approximated the gross domestic product (GDP) of Bangladesh at USD 6.29 billion, in 2014, the GDP stood at USD 173.82 billion, growing by almost 27 times in a matter of four decades. Bangladesh's exports industry alone comprised USD 31.2 billion in FY 2014-15, 81.69% of which was made up by ready-made garments. On its own, the knitwear sector encompasses 39.83% of total exports—a staggering USD 12.43 billion. The RMG sector has experienced an exponential growth since the 1980s. The sector contributes significantly to the GDP. It also provides employment to around 4.2 million Bangladeshis, mainly women from low income families.
Aalborg-AUST Research Team
Second Analytical Workshop, Copenhagen
International Conference 2019
INTERVENTION (March-April 2017)
INTERVENTION (May-June 2017)
ANALYTICAL WORKSHOP (Denmark)
INTERVENTION (July-August 2017)
Sustain Garment 2019
Sustain Garment 2019
ANALYTICAL WORKSHOP (Bangladesh)
Training Workshop on PRODUCTIVITY & OHS
INTERVENTION Workshop (10-11 October 2017)
4 March 2019 (Monday)
International Conference on Sustaining Global Garment Industries 2019
Whole day: Pre-conference tour visit to garment industries
6 March 2019 (Wednesday)
9.00- 9.30: Arrival/Registration (Tea/Coffee)
9.30-17.30: Keynotes, Parallel Sessions
20.00-22.30: Conference dinner with cultural event
5 March 2019 (Tuesday)
10.00-17.30: Opening Ceremony, Keynote, Parallel Session
4-7 February 2019
Second Analytical Copenhagen Workshop
7 March 2019 (Thursday)
9.00- 9.30: Arrival
9.30-14.00: Keynote, Parallel Sessions, Closing Ceremony
Project Leader & Professor, Aalborg University, Denmark
Prof. Peter Hasle
I would like to express my gratitude for being a part of this workshop and be given the opportunity to engage in dialog on the opportunities for simultaneously improving occupational health and safety (OHS) and productivity in the Bangladeshi garment industry. Read More.....
Project Leader & Dean of SOB, AUST
Prof. Dr. Md. Amanullah
It gives me immense pleasure that DANIDA of Denmark has funded a large scale research project for investigation and developing workplace health, safety and productivity of garments industries in Bangladesh. Read more.....
Danida, Danish International Development Agency, which is an area of activity under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark. Denmark’s development policy aims to combat fighting poverty through promotion of human rights and economic growth. Danida has responsibility for the planning, implementation and quality assurance of Denmark’s development cooperation. There are local and posted staff at Danish embassies and missions abroad who are responsible for the administration and management of Denmark’s development cooperation with the individual country.
- In 2011, Denmark disbursed roughly DKK 15.753 billion (or USD 2.98 billion) in development assistance.
- Denmark is one of only five countries in the world that lives up to the UN target of granting 0.7 per cent GNI in development assistance.
- Denmark has been granting development assistance since the end of the Second World War.