Humanitarian Cash Transfers and Intimate Partner Violence in South Sudan

Cash-based programming, an intervention commonly provided to people affected by humanitarian crisis, has the potential to affect IPV positively or negatively. This study, however, found no evidence that this cash-based project had any significant effect on IPV. However, the relationship between cash transfers and IPV was found to be complex. Stakeholders should consider local context, gender norms, cash transfer values and modalities, consult local groups, and complementary activities in deciding whether and how to implement cash transfer programmes.

The study also explored links between cash and food insecurity, finding that seasonal cash for work may not have substantial lasting benefits on food security within the context of crisis level food insecurity. This research snapshot contains key messages, findings, implications for humanitarian policymakers and practitioners and recommendations for further research.