September 17, 2018
8:30 am – 11:30 am

This series, hosted by the Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Task Force of the Interagency Gender Working Group (IGWG), will explore the use of cash transfer approaches (an economic empowerment strategy) to address GBV and other reproductive health outcomes. Moving from theory to practice, the events will include presentations on results from recent evidence reviews, as well as promising programmatic examples of cash transfer interventions and their impacts.

Part I of the series provides an introduction to cash transfer approaches and feature the latest evidence on cash transfers as an effective economic empowerment strategy for preventing GBV, specifically intimate partner violence. Presenters will also explore the causal pathways through which cash transfer programming can affect violence-related outcomes in low- and middle-income countries, including among adolescent girls.

Panelists and their presentations include:

  • Kathy Lindert, World Bank, “Designing & Delivering Cash Transfers: An Overview”
  • Lori Heise, Johns Hopkins University, “Reducing Violence at Scale: A Mixed Methods Review of Cash Transfers and Intimate Partner Violence in Low- and Middle-Income Countries”
  • Audrey Pettifor, Gillings School of Global Public Health, “Cash Transfers Can Reduce Intimate Partner Violence Among Adolescent Girls”

Please contact IGWG@prb.org if you have questions.


Part II of this series, which will take place in late October, will focus on design and implementation features of cash transfer approaches that are effective at improving GBV outcomes, including specific work in humanitarian settings.