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. 

Indicators in the PPI for Zambia are based on data from Zambia's 2010 Living Conditions Monitoring Survey.

Zambia PPI Downloads (Members Only)

PPI Scorecard and Lookup Table

PPI Sample Size Calculator

PPI Design Documentation

PPI Interpretation of Indicators


This PPI was field tested by the MicroLoan Foundation and Futures Group, and reviewed by users. To obtain the results of these exercises, please e-mail us.