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Access to work for Syrian refugees in Jordan: A discussion paper on labour and refugee laws and policies

Original publication date: 2015

Given the complexities of the Syrian refugee crisis and the domestic challenges that Jordan faces, there are no easy policy fixes. But there are some steps which can help set a policy agenda for the future which could go a long ways towards meeting the needs of the Jordanian government, its citizens and the refugees until they are able to return home, that include: develop[ing] a clear refugee policy; giv[ing] Syrians formal work permits in specific sectors in accordance with Jordanian regulations; promot[ing] Syrian investments in Jordan; open[ing] a dialogue at national level on the employment of Syrian refugees; and, establish[ing] dialogue at regional level between host countries...

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