Ten Years After Rana Plaza: Remembering, Learning, and Moving Forward

The 2013 Rana Plaza factory collapse brought attention to safety issues and worker rights in Bangladesh’s ready-made garments (RMG) industry. Since then, factory safety has improved, and a culture of occupational health and safety is established. The industry continues to grow, employing over two million workers and contributing significantly to exports and GDP. However, Bangladeshi RMG workers still face low wages due to limited labor organization, raising questions about the sustainability of a “cheap labor” development model. This report explores the aftermath of Rana Plaza, industry changes, and the need for a modern garment industry in Bangladesh.

Authors: Sultan, Maheen; Antara, Iffat Jahan; Islam, Touhidul
Type: Report
Year: 2023