Alliance has decided to look for a way to carry forward its inspections, safety monitoring, training and helpline services in Bangladesh. Its five-year-term draws to a close at the end of the year. Now, it’s discussing plans to form a successor safety monitoring organization (SMO). This will be an independent, credible, locally-led organisation that will continue Alliance’s work. Initially, the plan was to place Alliance’s work in the hands of local stakeholders like the BGMEA (Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association) and trade unions. But this seems to have changed now.