Policy writing & Op-Eds: Trying to write more for public press & research-to-policy impact, [hopefully] succeeding at least some of the time! 

My research has also been featured  & cited in outlets including:  ABC, The Atlantic, BBC, Christian Science Monitor, CNN, The Economist, Forbes, Foreign Policy, Huffington Post, Jezebel, Newsweek (the Daily Beast), New York Times, NPR Here and Now, NPR Goats and Soda, PRI’s the World, Thomas Reuters Foundation, Voices Of America News, Wall Street Journal online, Washington Post

* For policy & research briefs on specific publications, see journal article page.

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Think Global Health 2020 (with Megan O'Donnell, Karen Devries & Alessandra Guedes) 

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Remote data collection on violence against children during COVID-19: A conversation with experts on ethics, measurement & research priorities [part 2]

UNICEF Innocenti 2020 (with Amiya Bhatia & Alessandra Guedes) 

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Why gender-sensitive social protection is critical to the COVID-19 response in low- and middle-income countries

IFPRI blog  2020 (with Melissa Hidrobo, Neha Kumar, Tia Palermo & Shalini Roy) 

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A Gender Lens on COVID-19: Pandemics and Violence Against Women and Children

Center for Global Development  2020 (with Megan O'Donnell & Alina Potts) 

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Research on humanitarian social protection is not only possible, but desperately needed

VoxEU  2019 (with Jose Cuesta, Jacobus de Hoop, Ugo Gentilini, Angie Lee & Tilman Bruck) 

Five questions with Dr. Fidelia Dake on Researching Impacts of Cash Transfers in Africa

UNICEF Connect: Evidence for Action Blog 2018

Cash support: A new tool to decrease Intimate Partner Violence

LSHTM Expert Opinion 2018, re-posted Health Policy & Planning Debated, Transfer Project blog & Socialprotection.org (with Ana maria Buller & Meghna Ranganathan)

Who perpetrates violence against children? Five findings from a global review

UNICEF Connect: Evidence for Action Blog  2018, re-posted Sexual Violence Research Initiative Blog (with Karen Devries & Claudia Cappa)

Seven strategies for Government Cash Transfer from Marketing-Savvy NGOs

UNICEF Connect: Evidence for Action Blog 2017 (with Pamela Dale)

Evidence over Ideology: Giving Unconditional Cash in Africa

UNICEF Connect: Evidence for Action Blog 2017, re-posted Socialprotection.org (with Silvio Daidone & Jennifer Yablonski)

Making research count: Lessons on turning Evidence to Action from the Transfer Project

UNICEF Connect: Evidence for Action Blog  2016, re-posted on Better Evaluation (with Nikola Balvin) 

Our not-so-dirty little secret—and what cash has to do with it

Thomson Reuters Foundation 2016 (with Melissa Hidrobo & Lori Heise)

Can cash transfers prevent intimate partner violence?

Policies, Institutions and Markets Research Blog, led by IFPRI 2016 (with Melissa Hidrobo & Shalini Roy) 

War time rape: Why the Numbers Don’t Mean What You Think They Do

Foreign Affairs 2011 (with Dara Kay Cohen, Tia Palermo & Amelia Hoover Green)

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Center for Global Development 2020 (with Megan O'Donnell & Tia Palermo) 

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Remote data collection on violence against women during COVID-19: A conversation with experts on ethics, measurement & research priorities [part 1]

UNICEF Innocenti 2020 (with Amiya Bhatia & Alessandra Guedes) 

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Five ways governments are responding to violence against women and children during COVID-19

UNICEF Connect Evidence for Action blog  2020 (with Alessandra Guedes & Dina Deligiorgis) 

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Towards Gender Equality in Social Protection: Evidence gaps & priority research questions

UNICEF Innocenti  2020 (with Neha Kumar, Audrey Pereira & Daniel Gilligan) 

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How is economic security linked to gender-based violence? New evidence from the Sexual Violence Research

IFPRI blog 2019 (with Shalini Roy & Meghna Ranganathan) 

Where is the standardized measure of women’s empowerment?

Devex Opinion 2018 (with Greg Seymour)

Yes, money can buy you happiness. Here’s why

Devex Opinion 2018 (with Luisa Natali & Kelly Kilburn)

Measuring taboo topics: List randomization for gender-based violence

UNICEF Connect: Evidence for Action Blog  2018 (with Tia Palermo)

When over 500 minds converge to prevent gender-based violence

UNICEF Connect: Evidence for Action Blog  2017, re-posted on Sexual Violence Research Initiative Blog (with Alina Potts)

Interrogating the evidence: The potential for social safety nets to reduce childhood violence 

Health Policy and Planning Debated, LSHTM  2017 (with Naomi Neijhoft) 

Cash for free: Who’s in the drivers seat?

Forbes  2016 (with Sudhanshu Handa) 

Cash transfers: What’s gender got to do with it?

UNICEF Connect Blog 2016, re-posted Zimbabwe Herald (with Luisa Natali & Jennifer Yablonski)

Much ado about decision-making: Musings on collecting gender and empowerment measures in program evaluations

Agriculture for Nutrition and Health Research Blog, led by IFPRI  2014 (with Deanna Olney & Ana Paola de la’O Campos) 

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Amber Peterman

Research Associate Professor

I am affiliated with the Department of Public Policy and the Transfer Project at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and co-lead the Cash Transfer and Intimate Partner Violence Research Collaborative. I am a non-resident fellow at the Center for Global Development and consult for a variety of research and policy organizations, including the UNICEF Office of Research-Innocenti.