It was past midnight. Four days into my job as the new Director of the ILO Country Office in Bangladesh. Ten days after the Rana Plaza building collapse, which killed more than 1,100 garment factory workers.
By Sameer Khatiwada, Economist, International Institute for Labour Studies
When I arrived at Shah Jalal InternationalAirport in Dhaka on a recent trip, I could not help but notice the hundreds of Bangladeshi migrants returning from abroad, clutching their many over-packed bags – no doubt filled with gifts for relatives. Their look of pride at having found prosperity was hard to miss. Continue reading