UNHCR supports the Government of Iran in implementing a limited number of interventions to help refugees become self-reliant.

One type of programme supports refugees’ access to certified technical and vocational training by providing training courses through the governmental agency, the Technical and Vocational Training Organization (TVTO).

Another type of programme provides refugees with wage-earning opportunities, for example by facilitating the establishment or expansion of small businesses. These programmes may be run directly through UNHCR or through an NGO partner. Please contact your nearest UNHCR office to see if your profile matches any of the programmes currently available in your area.