Development Marketplace 2016: The effects of transfers and behavior change communication on intimate partner violence: Evidence from rural Bangladesh

Project Summary:

This project used a randomized intervention – the Transfer Modality Research Initiative (TMRI), implemented by the World Food Programme (WFP) in rural Bangladesh targeting mothers of children aged 0-24 months from May 2012 to April 2014– to rigorously estimate the impacts of different transfer modalities on intimate partner violence and to explore potential pathways through which impacts occur. 

Country: Bangladesh

Lead agency: International Food Policy Research Institute

Research Team: Shalini Roy, Melissa Hidrobo, Akhter Ahmed and John Hoddinott

Blogs:
Cash or food transfers paired with behavior change communication can reduce intimate partner violence even after transfers end
Can transfers and training reduce intimate partner violence?​​​​​​​

Discussion Paper:
Transfers, Behavior Change Communication, and Intimate Partner Violence Postprogram Evidence from Rural Bangladesh

Poster:
The effects of transfers and behavior change communication on intimate partner violence: Evidence from rural Bangladesh​​​​​​​

Summary Brief:
Economic empowerment interventions to reduce genderbased violence​​​​​​​

Webinar:
Cash transfer programs and intimate partner violence – Lessons from 3 case studies around the globe