Mapped in Bangladesh

Mapped in Bangladesh is a research/census initiative that is mapping the ready-made garment (RMG) sector in Bangladesh, covering factories that are directly/indirectly export-oriented, have core RMG processes, and are doing subcontract work or are members of major associations. It aims to be a transparency mechanism enabling accountability of the sector. The program partners include BGMEA and the Department of Inspection for Factories and Establishments (DIFE) under the Bangladesh Ministry of Labour and Employment (MOLE).

There is currently a beta version of the map alive with Dhaka, Gazipur and Narayanganj district data. The data collection for the map is census-based and will eventually move towards crowdsourcing for data update. The final map with 20 garment districts is expected in mid-2021.

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# and type of entity2,526 Factories
Region Bangladesh
FrequencyReal-time
# of metrics disclosed12
# of data points gathered per entity78
Year of first public disclosure2019
Data collection method Primary field research
Data verification methodCrowdsourced: Checked by BRAC
Themes evaluated Brands, Buyers, Country of export destination, Factory / Facility contact information, Factory / Facility GPS location, Factory / Facility Name and Address, Factory affiliations (Accord / Alliance / NAP / TU), Gender breakdown of workers, Number of workers, Product type, Safety committee, Worker participation committee
Vehicle for disclosureWebpage
Cost to accessFree
Intended users of the DisclosureWorkers in factories, Factories and/or suppliers, Brands and retailers, Unions, Governments, Investors, NGOs and civil society, Media