Policy brief

Access of refugees to the labour market in Sudan: Review of national policy, legislative and regulatory frameworks, and practice

The protracted nature of displacement in Sudan makes it a point of importance to find durable solutions that allow refugees to be self-reliant, have a dignified life, and contribute within their host environments.

Sudan’s existing laws do not provide adequate guidance for refugee inclusion into the labour force, business registration, access to finance or training opportunities.

This policy brief reviews national policy, legislative and regulatory framework, and practices in terms of access to labour market, cooperatives, training and rights at work for refugees. The brief provides policy recommendations that are intentionally suggested as actionable steps, feasible within the short to medium term directed at the Government of Sudan, international organizations, and the wider development community and Sudanese civil society.