Bangladesh
Human Development Index Ranking (UNDP, 2019)
135
Population ( UNFPA, 2019)
168.1 million
Total number of volunteers (ILO, 2017)
10,650
Direct volunteering (ILO, 2017)
No data
Organization-based (ILO, 2017)
No data

Volunteer statistics (ILO)*

Source: ILOSTATS. The data is collected by ILO from national statistical offices. As national statistics on volunteer work are produced using a variety of approaches and tools, direct and cross-country comparisons are not recommended. For more information, visit https://ilostat.ilo.org/topics/volunteer-work/

Total volunteering by type

Total volunteering by age group

Total volunteering by gender

Direct volunteering by gender

Organization-based volunteering by gender

Measurement work

Data source

  • 2007
  • 2008
  • 2009
  • 2010
    • Labour Force Survey
  • 2011
  • 2012
  • 2013
  • 2014
  • 2015
  • 2016
    • Labour Force Survey
  • 2017
    • Labour Force Survey
  • 2018
  • 2019
  • 2020

Laws, Policies, Schemes on Volunteering

Does the country have a piece of legislation on volunteering?

No data

Does the country have a national policy, scheme, plan or strategy specific to volunteering?

Yes

Name of specific policy, strategy or plan on volunteering at the national level. Year created Source link What are the relevant SDG areas/crosscutting themes of the policy, plan scheme or strategy?
The Voluntary Social Welfare Agencies (Registration and Control) Ordinance, 1961 1961 View source

Does the country have a sectoral and cross-sectoral policy, scheme, plan or strategy that mentions volunteering?

Yes

Name of specific policy, strategy or plan on volunteering at the national level. Year created Source link What are the relevant SDG areas/crosscutting themes of the policy, plan scheme or strategy?
National Youth Policy 2017. 2017 View source

VNR Reporting

Eradicating Poverty and Promoting Prosperity in a Changing World. Voluntary National Review (VNR), 2017

View source
No mention

Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs) 2020 Accelerated action and transformative pathways: realizing the decade of action and delivery for sustainable development

View source

Reporting positive contribution of volunteering to the SDGs

Paragraph 1, page 120

With regard to disaster management and risk reduction, Bangladesh is now considered a global role model. Between 1980 and 2008, Bangladesh experienced 219 natural disasters, causing in total over US$16 billion damage, affecting 135 million adversely. Disasters in Bangladesh mostly linked with climate change. Now, after the government has trained 65,000 volunteers and prepared 25,000 communities to respond to any disaster, the country’s response posture has moved from reactive relief to proactive risk reduction. The results are apparent in the fewer number of lives and livelihoods destroyed by natural disasters nowadays. At a briefing on disaster management at the UN Office for Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Management, in 2014, the then UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Bangladesh set an example in disaster management.

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