FOREIGN FUNDING COMMITMENTS FOR BANGLADESH'S GARMENT SECTOR

In Bangladesh, over 5 million people work in the $24.5 billion ready-made garment (RMG) industry. In 2013, the collapse of five factories in the Rana Plaza complex killed more than 1,100 garment workers and brought significant international attention from governments, fashion brands, and consumers to the weak system of labor rights protections in Bangladesh. Despite the quarter of a billion dollars in funding  committed to improve the industry, progress on fixing factories is slow. 

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COMPARING RESOURCES OF HUMAN RIGHTS MULTI-STAKEHOLDER INITIATIVES

Multi-stakeholder Initiatives (MSIs) have become the default response to governance gaps in
different industry settings, ranging from private security providers to apparel to information and
communication technology. To effectively close these gaps, MSIs require resources and capacity
to implement the agreements and procedures that their members negotiate.
 

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