While writing my MA thesis, there were very few peer-reviewed publications available in the particular region I was working in but there were a number of recently completed theses and dissertations.
yes, you can include it & you should include it because many persons would be eager to see an information regarding your dissertation.
btw If you are using La Te X to write your cv, Bib Te X provides an entry regarding dissertations - phdthesis.
As far as I know, also in the Netherlands, dissertations are published as books with proper ISBN assigned, hence proper archival publications too.
In the past (not sure about current situation) some other countries, such as Slovakia, even master theses were required to be archived and made publicly available on request by the university libraries.
Am I able to reference their work/text in my thesis or I should just stick to referencing material published in journals and conferences, however remote they might be and just get away with whatever's not published and not back them up?
Yes, you are able to reference their work in your text, as long as you make clear in the bibliography what type of document (master thesis, Ph D thesis, Institution) it is.But, particularly in your early career many want to be able to clearly see what you wrote up for your thesis work.I argue for including the dissertation explicitly as a publication item, preferably in a separate section "Theses", or "Theses, technical reports and pre-prints" (including other theses, such as master thesis, if publicly available).Though I notice your example doesn't have the advisor's name, which should be there too.If the thesis was published separately as a monograph, or several articles, I would still list the thesis title in the education section as well as the papers/monographs in the publication section.only published work should be cited in a research work.Visit Stack Exchange I think it is best to put your dissertation under its own heading "Dissertation".Theses are judged for what they contain and whether or not that represents an original contribution to the subject.I am using this only as an example, the general statement is - it is possible for a Ph D thesis to contain original stuff which is otherwise unpublished.However, i would not consider it to be ideal if your work depends on such references in the sense that a central assumption or starting point in your thesis breaks down if the reference provides false or incomplete results.Particularly in the case of master theses / dissertations it is not generally clear whether and to which extent they are peer-reviewed and what their overall trustworthiness is. ) Ph D theses things are better, as these normally go through a review process.