World Bank | Intimate Partner Violence: Economic Costs and Implications for Growth and Development

This report by Nata Duvvury argues for a focus on estimating impacts on productivity, a key driver of economic growth. It also calls for committed action by both national governments and The World Bank Group in terms of integrating consideration of IPV and violence against women and girls (VAWG) into national and sectoral development plans and Bank funding streams; strengthening national statistics offices to collect, manage, and analyze data on violence systematically and regularly; prioritizing multi-sectoral and inter-ministerial responses; and, most importantly, establishing a dedicated budget or funding streams for tackling IPV and VAWG.