This case study of the Bangladesh garment export sector shows that a context where companies adhere to codes of conduct is not the same as a culture of accountability where citizens mobilise to hold their employers and other companies to account. However, in the informal garment industry, where there are no formal codes of conduct, accountability mechanisms are being strengthened by an increase in trade union activity and collective bargaining and localised protest by workers.
Citizenship DRC Case Study Series. Citizen Actions for Accountability, 2 pp.
The Fabric of Accountability in Bangladesh’s Garment Industry.