Decent work for whom?

Economic integration of refugees and other foreign nationals in the Middle East

This paper analyses the level of economic integration experienced by Syrian refugees, refugees of different nationalities and other foreign nationals (including those sponsored under the Kefala system), particularly in light of recent efforts to improve access to decent work in the region. In doing so, this paper argues that, while some groups may be better positioned than others to reach a certain degree of economic integration, none of them have the opportunity to fully achieve it.