Centre for European and International Studies Research

PhD profile

Mr Babatunde Olawoore

  • Role Title: PhD Student
  • Address: Park Building, King Henry 1 Street, Portsmouth PO1 2DZ
  • Telephone:
  • Email: babatunde.olawoore@port.ac.uk
  • Department: Centre for European and International Studies Research
  • Faculty: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences


Babatunde Olawoore's PhD research studies are centred on the influence of the rights-based approach to aid and development effectiveness, and how these will shape the partnership between International Non-Governmental Organisations and their Southern partners and the decisions both set of actors make on strategic, operational and financial matters. It aims to unravel the gaps between principle and practice of the rights-based approach and how it influences their works and fundings as partners.

He was previously a politician in Nigeria and served at both the local and state government levels. He obtained Master in Managerial Psychology from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, 2007 and MA in Public Administration at the Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, 2013 before he started his PhD study in 2013 at the University of Portsmouth.


Research Experiences

He previously conducted a research on the role of civil society organizations in aid effectiveness.He also studied the influence of gender and leadership styles on the succession planning among the political class in Nigeria. 

Research Interests

  • Global civil society and development effectiveness
  • Public policy development and analysis
  • Poverty and inequality in developing countries
  • Public sector motivation in Africa
  • Governance