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Interwoven : How the Better Work Program Improves Job and Life Quality in the Apparel Sector

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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/2119
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Other Poverty Study
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World Bank
dc.date.accessioned
2015-09-28T18:28:45Z
dc.date.available
2015-09-28T18:28:45Z
dc.date.issued
2015-09-28
dc.description.abstract
The Better Work Program has its roots in the Better Factories Cambodia (BFC) program, established in 2001 as a follow-on from the 1999 U.S.-Cambodia Bilateral Trade Agreement. The free trade agreement (FTA) was the first to link improved labor conditions with greater market access. The BFC program benefitted all the key stakeholders by improving work conditions, supporting the growth of the apparel sector in Cambodia (benefitting all local stakeholders), and boosting developed world buyers’ reputation by sourcing from ethical workplaces. BFC has also helped to cushion the negative effects of external changes to the trading environment in the apparel sector (the end of the Multi-Fibre Arrangement quota system in 2005 and the global financial crisis in 2008–09). The program has grown substantially; as of December 2014, BW has reached over a million workers in more than 1,000 factories across eight countries (Bangladesh, Cambodia, Haiti, Indonesia, Jordan, Lesotho, Nicaragua, and Vietnam).
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http://hdl.handle.net/10986/22699
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en_US
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Washington, DC
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CC BY 3.0 IGO
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World Bank
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo
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jobs
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employment
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risks
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industrial relations
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household survey
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quantitative research
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overtime work
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fire prevention
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labour office
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worker safety
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socialization
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wage gap
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manufacturing wages
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people
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personal development
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private partnership
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productivity gain
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hazards
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labor law
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materials
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labor legislation
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psychology
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labor standard
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laws
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prevention
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weekly rest
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working
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labor force
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work stations
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public services
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job
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legal status
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human resource management
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health
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servants
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firm survival
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safety standards
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sweatshops
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male workers
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work experience
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qualifications
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knowledge
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cost effectiveness
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human resource
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workplace
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occupational health
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ventilation
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employment policies
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social exclusion
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smoking
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intervention
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worker
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safety measures
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export processing zone
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workload
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unemployed
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older workers
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health management
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fire safety
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observation
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violence
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food poisoning
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household surveys
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field work
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works
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labor
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work environment
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high wages
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working level
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interview
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falls
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sexual practices
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female labor
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childbirth
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average wages
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workers
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training courses
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fatigue
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aged
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social services
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working environment
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personnel
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wage data
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division of labor
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interpersonal skills
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work
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wage premium
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occupational safety
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occupations
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hygiene
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job satisfaction
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global workforce
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family planning
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stress
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productive firms
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firm performance
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labor relations
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measurement
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work hours
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earning
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nutrition
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labor mobility
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collective bargaining
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sick leave
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quality control
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quality of life
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internet
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management
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labor standards
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labour standard
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walking
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service sectors
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manufacturing industries
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first aid
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sexual harassment
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children
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work program
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working conditions
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working time
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bonuses
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hazardous work
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male worker
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female labor force
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work programs
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prime example
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working women
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consumer price index
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living conditions
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child labor
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working hours
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labor conditions
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unskilled workers
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strategy
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labour standards
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canteens
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job security
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primary education
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siblings
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registration
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families
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suppliers
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labour
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social issues
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food processing
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labor markets
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public service
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employment prospects
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implementation
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health services
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pregnancy
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wage premiums
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absenteeism
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training services
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overtime
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employee
dc.title
Interwoven
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dc.title.subtitle
How the Better Work Program Improves Job and Life Quality in the Apparel Sector
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Report
okr.crosscuttingsolutionarea
Jobs
okr.crosscuttingsolutionarea
Gender
okr.date.disclosure
2015-09-28
okr.doctype
Economic & Sector Work
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Economic & Sector Work :: Other Poverty Study
okr.globalpractice
Social Protection and Labor
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yes
okr.identifier.report
99729
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en
okr.region.country
Bangladesh
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Cambodia
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Haiti
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Indonesia
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Jordan
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Lesotho
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Nicaragua
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Vietnam
okr.sector
Industry and trade :: Other industry
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Industry and trade :: Other domestic and international trade
okr.theme
Social protection and risk management :: Poverty strategy, analysis and monitoring
okr.topic
Industry :: Cottage Industry
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Private Sector Development :: Corporate Social Responsibility
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Social Protections and Labor :: Labor Markets
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Social Protections and Labor :: Labor Policies
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Social Protections and Labor :: Work & Working Conditions
okr.topic
Poverty Reduction :: Poverty Monitoring & Analysis
okr.unit
Gender - CCSA - IBRD (GCGDR)

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