Jos Meester

Senior Research Fellow


  • Conflict and Fragility
  • Business and Fragility


  • Sub Saharan Africa

Jos Meester is a Senior Research Fellow at the Conflict Research Unit of Clingendael (CRU). His work focusses on the functioning of the private sector in conflict affected environments. He is in particular interested in supply chains spanning across political divisions, as well as the close relationship of political and private sector elites and its consequences for the stability of political power structures.

Prior to his work at Clingendael, Jos worked as a management consultant at KPMG in both the Netherlands and Brazil. In these positions he worked on strategic and operational issues, such as market entry assessments, operational optimisations and procurement improvement projects. These projects took place mainly in the Oil & Gas, Construction, Transport and Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals sectors.
Jos holds a Master degree in Political Science and Public Administration from Leiden University (the Netherlands), during which he specialized in the stability of formal and informal political institutions.

My work



Conflict and Fragility

The ethnicization of Ethiopia’s informal sector

23 February 2021 - 14:43
Conflict and Fragility

‘Designed in Ethiopia’ and ‘Made in China’

08 February 2021 - 12:32
Conflict and Fragility

The struggle over political finance in Ethiopia’s transition

03 February 2021 - 10:12
Europe in the World

Five crises around Europe not to be forgotten despite Covid-19

04 August 2020 - 10:46
Conflict and Fragility

Streamlining the value chain in times of COVID-19

23 July 2020 - 11:58
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