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Case Study

Cash Assistance for GBV Survivors Receiving Case Management in Indonesia

December 2023 — By UNFPA, Johns Hopkins Center for Humanitarian Health

In partnership with Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, UNFPA conducted an evaluation study on cash assistance for GBV survivors receiving case management in Indonesia. The evaluation study was conducted to understand the impact of the cash assistance on safety, health, and uptake of services of GBV survivors in the three disaster-prone provinces of Indonesia (Central Sulawesi, West Java, and Aceh), where GBV survivors received unconditional cash assistance as part of case management services from UNFPA and its implementing partners Yayasan Pulih and Yayasan Kerti Praja.

This study illustrates the importance of cash assistance as an important resource for case management programmes and how it can have a positive impact on women’s safety and health, their ability to meet basic needs, and their access to prevention and response services based on their action plan developed together with the GBV case worker. Some of the key findings of the evaluation show that indeed the integration of cash assistance into UNFPA Indonesia’s GBV case management positively impacted GBV survivors’ health, safety, and access to prevention and response services in all three provinces. There was a significant increase in feelings of safety for GBV survivors from baseline to endline, and their physical and emotional health improved significantly.