Supporting Job Placement and Self-Employment for Refugee Youth: Lessons and Insights from Jordan

Author(s): 
Kim Behrman, Jason Andrews, Anne Bitga
Organization/Affiliation(s): 
International Rescue Committee (IRC), Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), Making Cents International
Resource Type: 
Publication Date: 
Sep 27, 2018

Six years into the Syrian war, Jordan hosts over 650,000 Syrian refugees, and nearly 15% are youth between the ages of 18 and 25. Syrian refugee youth, especially those living outside of refugee camps, face many challenges in Jordan, including limited educational and economic opportunities, discrimination, and lack of access to basic services. To respond to these challenges facing young people, two humanitarian organizations, Norwegian Refugee Council and International Rescue Committee, with technical assistance from Making Cents International, have developed holistic youth employment and self-employment programs. These programs provide opportunities for youth to develop the technical and soft skills critical for long-term success and enable youth to be accompanied by a support network as they pursue employment or entrepreneurial endeavors. 

Topic: 
Monitoring & Evaluation
Tags: 
Adolescent Girls
Children
Community Development
Conflict Area
Conflict Prevention
Economic Empowerment
Education
Entrepreneurship
Governance & Policy
Livelihoods
Market Development
Men & Boys
Rural & Agricultural Finance
Training & Capacity
Unemployment
Urban Development
Vocational Education
Women
Youth