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 Philippines was created in June 2014 by Mark Schreiner of Microfinance Risk Management, L.L.C. Indicators in the PPI for Philippines are based on data from the 2009 Family Income and Expenditure Survey/Labor Force Survey.

This PPI was updated in 2014. The definition of income or expenditure, the definition of a poverty line, or both has changed and legacy poverty lines have been created.  Download this guide (English, PDF, log-in required) for more information on transitioning to a new version.

Philippines PPI Downloads (Members Only)

PPI Scorecard and Lookup Table

PPI Sample Size Calculator

PPI Design Documentation

PPI Interpretation of Indicators

Field Testing

A field test was conducted on the draft PPI indicators by NWTF (Negros Women for Tomorrow Foundation). Special thanks to Emmylou Iman for leading this effort.