Assessing the Durability of a Cash Transfer on Physical Intimate Partner Violence and Sexual Relationships among Adolescent Girls and Young Women in Rural South Africa

Cash transfers can reduce adolescent girls and young women’s (AGYW) risk of intimate partner violence (IPV). In our own cash transfer intervention (HPTN 068), AGYW who received a cash transfer were less likely to experience IPV than non-recipients, in part because the cash reduced their engagement in sexual partnerships. This mixed-methods study builds on earlier findings to examine whether the protective effects were sustained after the cash ended and when the cash transfer was the most impactful.