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Donneurs et acteurs de terrain : une étude quantitative de la délégation et de la fragmentation de l’aide humanitaireJournal articleNathalie Ferrière, Mondes en développement, Volume 195, Issue 3, pp. 109-128, 2021

La part de l’aide humanitaire croît dans l’aide totale. Or les acteurs impliqués restent peu étudiés. Cet article documente la fragmentation de l’aide à un double niveau : celui des donneurs et celui des acteurs de terrains. Le jeu de délégation entre les deux peut réduire les effets négatifs de la fragmentation de l’aide. À partir de trois études de cas, le lien entre fragmentation, délégation et efficacité de l’aide humanitaire est illustré et les coûts et bénéfices potentiels de la délégation et de la fragmentation discutés.

Does Food Aid Disrupt Local Food Market? Evidence from Rural EthiopiaJournal articleNathalie Ferrière et Akiko Suwa-Eisenmann, World Development, Volume 76, pp. 114-131, 2015

The paper examines the impact of food aid on households’ marketing behavior, based on a panel of households followed during 1994–2009 in 15 villages of Ethiopia. The impact of aid is examined at the intensive margin (on quantities produced, sold or bought by the households) and at the extensive margin (on the number of producers, sellers and buyers). Food aid reduces the probability of being a producer. It also increases the probability of being a seller after a reform of aid policy in 2004 from “repeated emergency distributions” toward a multi-year program aiming at agricultural development.

To Give or Not to Give? How Do Other Donors React to European Food Aid Allocation?Journal articleNathalie Ferrière, The European Journal of Development Research, Forthcoming

Using a change in EU food aid policy in 1996 as an instrument for EU food aid allocation, I investigate how other donors react to the EU’s food aid allocation. At that time, the EU suddenly divided by two the number of its food aid recipients. On average, other donors imitate the EU at both extensive and intensive margins. Donors’ reactions are heterogeneous: European countries and Canada herd the EU, while the World Food Programme substitutes. The USA do not react. Those results can be explained by competition for relative impact and information effects. For a recipient country who constantly received food aid from the EU before 1996, the number of donors decreases by almost 0.5. This behavior reinforces the problem of orphan and darling recipients.

To Give or Not to Give? How Do Other Donors React to European Food Aid Allocation?Journal articleNathalie Ferrière, The European Journal of Development Research, Forthcoming

Using a change in EU food aid policy in 1996 as an instrument for EU food aid allocation, I investigate how other donors react to the EU’s food aid allocation. At that time, the EU suddenly divided by two the number of its food aid recipients. On average, other donors imitate the EU at both extensive and intensive margins. Donors’ reactions are heterogeneous: European countries and Canada herd the EU, while the World Food Programme substitutes. The USA do not react. Those results can be explained by competition for relative impact and information effects. For a recipient country who constantly received food aid from the EU before 1996, the number of donors decreases by almost 0.5. This behavior reinforces the problem of orphan and darling recipients.