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Sector cooperation

Welcome to the Sector Cooperation section of the Embassy of Denmark, Dhaka.

The Strategic Sector Cooperation (SSC) is a government-to-government cooperation based on the “strengthening of Labour Authorities” project in Bangladesh. It is an agreement between the Ministries of Labour with the labour inspection authorities in Denmark (DWEA) and Bangladesh (DIFE) respectively as implementing partners..

Bangladesh is the world's second-largest readymade garment (RMG) exporter and the sector accounts for 83% of Bangladesh’s total export earnings. The history of not only RMG but also other sectors show that there is a need to strengthen Safety and Health at the workplace. The strengthening of DIFE contributes to this aim.

The overall goal is to support Bangladesh as a stable and harmonious society.

The SSC project is supporting DIFE through capacity building involving DWEA experts who give trainings to DIFE inspectors on core inspection topics and methods. Provision of management skills and adequate procedures is also part of the cooperation.

As a natural part of the efforts to create a sustainable Labour Market, the Sector Counsellor also handles the ILO Social Dialogue project, the IFC Partnership for Cleaner Textile and the Danida Fellowship Centre contributions with Master studies and short courses in Denmark.