Corporations and their suppliers in low- and middle-income countries have had few incentives to make worker health – much less family planning, reproductive health, and maternal, newborn, and child health – a priority because the standards, mechanisms, and policies that influence corporate actions are largely silent on worker and women’s health. As corporations are increasingly […]


This brief is based on a retail audit, carried out in January 2016, that was commissioned as part of PATH’s work under the USAID-funded Evidence Project to conduct a landscape assessment of the feasibility of a Total Market Approach in Uganda. This project also involved key informant interviews with stakeholders on their attitudes towards TMA principles and the collection of a Uganda Market […]


A new evaluation of Business for Social Responsibility (BSR)’s HERhealth model, conducted by the Evidence Project/Population Council, offers important evidence and recommendations for effective programming to improve the health of women workers in garment factories in Bangladesh and elsewhere. Bangladesh’s ready-made garment sector – an important contributor to the global garment industry and to Bangladesh’s […]

The health and well-being of workers, particularly women workers, are vital for development and ripe for management innovation for their factories, farms and other industrial operations in low and middle income countries. Yet there is an enduring mystery: Why do managers of these formal workplaces see no problem with their onsite doctors, nurses or medics […]