The Syrian Work Permit Initiative in Jordan – Implications for Policy and Practice

A new research and policy project published jointly between the UN High Commissioner for Refugees in Jordan, and the Boston Consortium for Arab Region Studies that explores the rollout of this innovative policy response to a protracted and urban refugee situation one year after its inception.

The report delivers a snapshot of the current economic, legal, and institutional environment surrounding the work permit initiative for Syrian refugees in Jordan, and identifies obstacles to its implementation. Jordan’s rollout of work permits for refugees is a unique experience in terms of solutions put forward by a refugee host country. It provides a concrete example of how host countries and humanitarian actors can attempt to bridge the gap between humanitarian responses to refugee crises, and long-term development support for host countries and refugee communities.

The full report can be accessed at the following link:

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