This briefing presents the results of a survey conducted with informal Ready-made Garment (RMG) workers in Bangladesh to assess their heightened vulnerabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic in relation to food security, debt, reduced employment, and occupational safety and health (OSH) practices. Learnings from this research will support emergency response efforts and inform the implementation of longer term programming for informal RMG workers. With funding from the Global Fund to End Modern Slavery (GFEMS), the study was led by BRAC, ELEVATE, and Bangladesh Labour Foundation (BLF) from August through September 2020, covering 1,863 vulnerable informal workers and 198 factory managers in the industrial hubs of Keraniganj and Narayanganj.

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