Skills for the international labour market: Bangladesh country report
Labour migration and remittances generated by migrant workers have contributed significantly to the Bangladesh economy for several years. A total of 6.4 million male and female workers with various skills are currently working overseas. The primary destination countries are Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Qatar, Oman, Kuwait, Singapore, Malaysia, Republic of Korea, among others. This report focuses on labour migration trends from Bangladesh to the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries and Malaysia. The study presents current challenges in terms of matching skill demand and supply and recommends measures to be adopted to improve relevance and quality of training services for Bangladeshi workers who would like to migrate for employment.