Cash transfers and intimate partner violence

Cash transfers are a promising tool to reduce intimate partner violence, but can they be effective across diverse contexts and program design? In this blog, Melissa Hidrobo and Shalini Roy identify three policy-relevant knowledge gaps related to the potential of transfer programs to reduce IPV, then address them drawing on case studies from Ecuador, Bangladesh, and Mali.

Journal article: Cash transfers increase trust in local government

In their recent paper in World Development, David Evans, Brian Holtemeyer, and Katrina Kosec explore how conditional cash transfer programs can impact trust in government, and how the information available to citizens affects this relationship.

WEBINAR: Aspirations, trust, and poverty reduction

Understanding the psychological dimensions of poverty is critical for understanding how to alleviate it. This webinar with Katrina Kosec on Dec 19 will highlight novel research on two psychological phenomena that are closely linked with experiencing poverty and economic vulnerability: 1) having low aspirations, or ambitions, for the future, and 2) having low levels of trust or confidence in one’s government.

Why is social protection important for agriculture and resilience? Watch our colleagues explain! (Part 2, Harold Alderman)

Harold Alderman, senior research fellow at IFPRI and collaborator in PIM’s “Social Protection for Agriculture and Resilience” research flagship, speaks about the importance of transfer programs, how they can be improved, and how researchers can help in design of such programs. What else is required if social protection programs are to go beyond poverty alleviation and become graduation programs as well?

Why is social protection important for agriculture and resilience? Watch our colleagues explain! (Part 1, Daniel Gilligan)

In this video, Daniel Gilligan, senior research fellow at IFPRI and leader of PIM's research flagship “Social Protection for Agriculture and Resilience”, discusses why social protection programs, such as cash transfers, food rations, school meals, and public works are now a leading strategy that governments use to help reduce poverty and help households to become more resilient.