Addressing Employment Obstacles for Young Syrian Refugee Women

Published in: World Bank Jobs Note, Issue No. 12 (June 2020)

Posted on RAND.org on June 30, 2020

by Namita Datta, Louay Constant, Natanee Thawesaengskulthai, Hannah Acheson-Field

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This Note builds on research covering the three countries with the highest concentration of Syrian refugees displaced since 2011: Turkey, Jordan, and Lebanon. It is intended to inform policymakers and practitioners on the barriers that Syrian refugees, especially women, face in securing work to earn a livelihood. This Note highlights initiatives designed to address those barriers, but does not enumerate all of them. While not specifically addressing internally-displaced persons (IDPs) within Syria, this Note could serve as a blueprint for examining and addressing many of the same barriers women face in Syria.

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