Improving access to Labour Markets for Refugees: Evidence from Uganda

Submitted by on Tue, 08/11/2020 - 21:14

Uganda is the largest refugee hosting country in Africa and third largest in the world. It has 30 settlements that vary in size, age and composition. Uganda’s host policy grants refugees complete freedom of movement and full right to work. Despite this highly favourable policy, refugees have continuously found difficulty in accessing employment.

There are a number of contributing factors hindering refugees from finding economic opportunities among which include; firms lack of information, refugees in-group favouritism, lack of required documents by refugees, distance from urban areas, and discrimination from local employers.

 This report understands the most relevant constraint refugees face when looking for employment in Uganda.