A Micro-Level Perspective on the Relationships between Presence of Armed Groups, Armed Conflict Violence, and Access to Aid in Mopti, Mali

IFPRI Discussion Paper 1844

31 Pages Posted: 25 Jun 2019

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Jean-Pierre Tranchant

Institute of Development Studies

Aulo Gelli

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Edoardo Masset

Centre of Excellence in Development Impact and Learning

Date Written: May 2019

Abstract

This paper exploits a unique panel dataset of households in Mopti whose baseline was collected in January 2012, just prior to the outset of the civil war in Mali. The follow-up survey was implemented in January 2017, in the midst of a rapidly intensifying armed conflict in the region. This paper addresses three research questions: (i) which pre-crisis characteristics of villages best explain the subsequent local presence of armed groups and local intensity of conflict-related violence? (ii) How the presence of armed groups and conflict-related violence are related to each other, and how they manifest themselves in the lives of communities? and (iii) what role the presence of armed groups and conflict-related violence play in the geographic allocation of aid? Answering these questions help us shed light on the determinants of vulnerability to conflict, on processes of armed conflict and on the relationships between aid and conflict.

Keywords: conflicts, armed conflicts, aid programmes, aid programs, aggressive behaviour

Suggested Citation

Tranchant, Jean-Pierre and Gelli, Aulo and Masset, Edoardo, A Micro-Level Perspective on the Relationships between Presence of Armed Groups, Armed Conflict Violence, and Access to Aid in Mopti, Mali (May 2019). IFPRI Discussion Paper 1844, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3399114

Jean-Pierre Tranchant (Contact Author)

Institute of Development Studies ( email )

Aulo Gelli

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) ( email )

1201 Eye St, NW,
Washington, DC 20005
United States

Edoardo Masset

Centre of Excellence in Development Impact and Learning ( email )

London

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