Change in work permit regulations and its impact on decent work for Syrian refugees in Jordan

Syrian Bilal moved to Jordan in 2014. For years, he struggled to access decent employment. But, with the introduction of different work permit regulations in 2016, he has been able to move between employers, work within his own profession and access social security.

Date issued: 26 September 2021 | Size/duration: 00:02:42

The International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Institute for Labour and Social Research (Fafo) have published a new report, which analyses the impact of changes in work permit regulations on decent working conditions for Syrian refugees employed in Jordan.

The overarching objective of the report is to contribute to and advance the evidence base on the impact of work permit regulations and procedures governing Syrians’ access to the labour market. More specifically, it examines how recent changes introduced to the work permit regime and different types of permits impact decent work outcomes for Syrian refugees in Jordan.