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PoCs in Sudan have access to formal work permits, including land and resources. PoCs enjoy freedom of movement and financial services as well as business ownership. The UNHCR in partnership with government and local authorities is facilitating refugees access to employment and market access by issuing work permits. There are significant disparities between urban and rural areas are apparent, contributing to an increasingly urban informal sector which accounts for more than 60% of Sudan’s GDP. While there are numerous opportunities for PoC engagement in employment, the vast majority of opportunities are in the informal sector. Lack of access to development funding has a strong impact on the socio-economic status of PoCs. Additionally, inflation has culminated in a 100 % increase in cost of living, which has a detrimental impact on the entire local and refugee population.