Wages in Context in the Garment Industry in Asia

Funded by: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Netherlands

Duration:  Oct 15 to Apr-16

Aim of the project:

  • To provide information about labour law, minimum wage setting and minimum wage levels pertaining to the garment industry in nine Asian countries (Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Vietnam)
  • To include an overview of sources providing information about wages of garment workers in these countries, and provide information about these wage levels
  • To give insight in the cost of living levels and related living wage levels in the garment industries
  • To prepare an overview of the country-specific hurdles for realising living wages, such as prices/cost of living, purchasing policies of brands, employment contracts, based on interviews with experts

Countries in Action:

Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Vietnam

Lead Partner: WageIndicator Foundation

Key actors of the project:

  • Maarten van Klaveren, University of Amsterdam/AIAS
  • Kea Tijdens, University of Amsterdam/AIAS
  • Iftikhar Ahmad, WageIndicator Office Islamabad
  • Biju Varkkey, Rupa Korde and Khushi Mehta, Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad and WageIndicator Office India
  • Daniela Ceccon, WageIndicator database manager
  • Nadia Pralitasari, WageIndicator Office Indonesia
  • Marti Guzi, WageIndicator office Bratislava
  • Tomas Kabina, WageIndicator office Bratislava
  • Huub Bouma, WageIndicator web programmer for designing an app for the Cost-of-Living Survey
  • Thuonghien Dong, WageIndicator Vietnam
  • Aung Kyaw, WageIndicator Myanmar
  • Lody Peng, WageIndicator Cambodia
  • Denis Gregory, Ruskin College, Oxford
  • Paulien Osse, WageIndicator director, coordination of the project

Publication (English)

Publication (Dutch)