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Oliver Walton

Oliver Walton joined the Governance and Social Development Resource Centre in May 2010. Prior to this he completed a PhD in the Development Studies department at the School of African and Oriental Studies, University of London, entitled “Negotiating war and the liberal peace: national NGOs, legitimacy and the politics of peacebuilding in Sri Lanka 2006-7”, which explored the processes of legitimation and de-legitimation that surrounded NGOs’ engagement in peacebuilding during a peace to war transition. He has worked for NGOs in Sri Lanka and the UK and has experience as a consultant for a number of agencies including the UK Department for International Development and the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation.

Research areas:  Global trends

Publications

Youth, armed violence and job creation
publication Oliver Walton 13 October 2010
This paper examines the success of youth job-creation programmes in reducing armed violence and reveals that, unless they form part of an integrated violence reduction strategy, job-creation initiatives alone are unlikely to reduce armed violence. The complex factors that cause social exclusion for young people need to be addressed, wi... more  

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