Making cash transfers more effective in reducing intimate partner violence
Cash transfers are popular and effective tools to fight poverty, and a large body of research shows that they can also reduce violence against women—in particular, intimate partner violence (IPV). IFPRI researchers and collaborators have contributed substantial evidence to this literature, exploring whether and how cash transfers affect violence in diverse settings. In 2019, this group of researchers formed the multidisciplinary Cash Transfer & IPV Research Collaborative to address knowledge gaps and bridge research to policy. The Collaborative’s research has drawn significant global attention from both researchers and practitioners, as findings suggest a scalable approach to preventing violence against women around the world.