Tamara A. Kool

PhD fellow

Research group(s):
7. Social Protection
6. Migration and Development

Tamara Kool is a PhD fellow at UNU-MERIT / Maastricht University. She has a particular interest in the impact of conflict on society and the role of social policy and civil society in fragile contexts. Her current work focuses on the inclusion of regional-based refugees in the labour market in the Middle East, particularly in Jordan.

She holds a MSc. in Public Policy and Human Development from Maastricht University and UNU-MERIT where she specialised in Social Protection Design and Financing. Prior to that, she obtained a BA in General, Comparative and Intercultural Literature at Leiden University amongst others and has worked in the cultural and creative industries.

For the past years, she has been active in the field of gender, peace and security as independent research consultant and as program officer at the Women Peacemakers Program.




Selected publications by Tamara A. Kool


UNU-MERIT Working Papers
Chongcharoentanawat, Patima, Kaleab Haile, Bart Kleine Deters, Tamara A. Kool & Victor Osei Kwadwo, 2016, The affordability of the Sustainable Development Goals: A myth or reality?, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2016-027
Kool, Tamara A. , 2015, Moving beyond the UNSCR 1325 framework: Women as economic participants during and after conflict, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2015-034
Freeman, Ian, Charles Low, Sam Salsal, Emilia Toczydlowska & Tamara A. Kool (eds.), 2015, Inside the Black Box: Contributions to the discussion on official development assistance, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2015-014


Other (editorship, media appearance, keynote, etc.)
Merkle, Ortrun & Tamara A. Kool, 2015, Women, Peace & Security: 15 Years since UNSCR 1325, More information


UNU-MERIT