Survey: Garment factory wage digitisation trends turn back

Dhaka Tribune, December 2020

"Mapped in Bangladesh (MiB) is a digital map of the RMG industry that provides a detailed database of export-oriented RMG factories all over Bangladesh that have core RMG processes and are listed as members of major associations. Similarly, the Open Apparel Registry (OAR) is a source map for identifying apparel factories and their affiliations."

High transaction costs associated with mobile banking and insufficient knowledge regarding Mobile Financial and Banking Services are discouraging most garment workers from receiving their payments digitally, a survey has found.

The findings suggest that the government’s stimulus package that had been announced to support the temporarily laid-off workers through digital payments in response to the Covid-19 lockdown initially stirred the digitization process in factories.