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Jordan: NGO evaluation reveals weaknesses of international assistance programme to improve economic opportunities for refugees & vulnerable Jordanians

"In Search of Work - Creating Jobs for Syrian Refugees: A Case Study of the Jordan Compact", 22 Feb 2017

...Progress towards improving economic opportunities for refugees and vulnerable Jordanians through implementing the Jordan Compact has been slow and uneven. The Compact is a new type of partnership which perhaps helps to explain some of this. It reflects, in part, the economic, social and structural challenges in the Jordanian context, such as high unemployment rates and a poor investment climate. Importantly, it also reveals weaknesses in the Compact’s design and management as well as opportunities for how the Compact can better recognise the reality of constraints and facts on the ground, including refugees’ experiences with the work permit and business formalisation processes and the specific vulnerabilities women face in search of safe and decent work...

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