The Progress out of Poverty Index® (PPI®) is a poverty measurement tool for organizations and businesses with a mission to serve the poor. The PPI is statistically-sound, yet simple to use: the answers to 10 questions about a household’s characteristics and asset ownership are scored to compute the likelihood that the household is living below the poverty line – or above by only a narrow margin. With the PPI, organizations can identify the clients, customers, or employees who are most likely to be poor or vulnerable to poverty, integrating objective poverty data into their assessments and strategic decision-making.
The latest version of the PPI for Bangladesh was created in March 2013 by Mark Schreiner of Microfinance Risk Management, L.L.C. Indicators in the PPI for Bangladesh are based on data from the 2010 Household Income and Expenditure Survey (HIES).
This PPI was updated in 2013. There has been no change in the definition of poverty for the updated PPI. Your organization may compare results from the previous PPI with those of the updated PPI without complication. Download this guide (English, PDF, log-in required) for more information on transitioning to a new version.