The informal sector plays a significant role in many, if not all, low-income countries. Traditionally, as an economy grows, there would be a shift of informal workers to formal wage jobs. Yet, in recent years, many low-income countries have experienced substantial economic growth without dramatic formalisation of informal jobs. To better understand the relationship between the informal sector and economic growth, GLM|LIC researchers study various aspects of informal employment in Bangladesh: How would an export-led growth affect informal employment? Are workers voluntarily “stay” or are workers “locked” in informal sector? What benefit from formal employment do workers value the most?