Case Studies & Reports

2014 Global Report on Poverty Measurement with the Progress out of Poverty Index

This publication lists the organizations that have reported that they are using the Progress out of Poverty Index® (PPI®), identifies trends among those organizations in terms of their missions and locations, and provides short case studies on a small number of such organizations. Its purpose is to commend the organizations that are using the PPI for their commitment to social performance management. This report may also serve advocates of social performance management by illustrating how poverty measurement with the PPI has been received around the world.

Chirag and the PPI: Building a case for poverty measurement in livelihoods

Chirag is a rural development organisation based in the Kumaun region of Uttarakhand in India. This case study explores how Chirag used the PPI to gather absolute poverty data to supplement the relative poverty data it was collecting via other means. 

Alternative PPI Data Collection Methodologies

This report summarizes studies on the accuracy of the PPI when delivered via SMS or at a central location that is not the client's home.

Microfinance: A Poverty Lens on Financial Inclusion

Based on A Representative State-wide Study of Microfinance in Karnataka, India

Rags2Riches and the Progress out of Poverty Index®

This case study explains how an eco-ethical fashion company in the Philippines uses poverty data in pursuit of its social goals.