In Bangladesh, the platform economy started to expand in 2016 with the arrival of Uber. Since then, digital labour platforms have emerged in many major industries including ride-sharing, transportation, food and grocery delivery, and domestic work.

However, workers on these platforms experience low wages, poor conditions, and a lack of job security. In this year’s Fairwork Bangladesh report, we evaluated conditions at nine prominent platforms: Chaldal, foodpanda, HelloTask, HungryNaki, Obhai, Pathao,, Truck Lagbe, and Uber.

This year’s research shows that many of the concerns around pay, working conditions, work contracts, management, and worker representation persist.