TNS/ FEMISE Policy Brief no.2: From Refugee to Restaurateur: A Syrian Entrepreneur’s Route to Success in Jordan
August 27, 2021
This policy brief will present some of the challenges that are faced by Syrian refugees in Jordan through the lens of a resilient young Syrian refugee who was able to join the Jordanian labour market through a joint venture with a Jordanian partner and start a food business. This young refugee found innovative and creative ways to use his knowledge and skills to generate his own income through his startup despite the challenges.
This case study shows that the inclusion of refugees in the Jordanian labour market can be facilitated if the capital requirement for opening an individual establishment can be reduced, easing access to financial services, clarifying legislation on joint-ventures, and increasing the provision of vocational trainings for Syrian refugees.