Guide to the PPI

Organizations that wish to use the PPI should be sure that the right staff members are trained in appropriate PPI administration. Grameen Foundation provides learning materials to help PPI users navigate the 5 steps in the PPI implementation cycle.

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Poverty Rates by Country Reference Spreadsheet

This spreadsheet (English, Excel, 0.58MB) provides poverty rates for each country in which a PPI exists, using the poverty lines used in that country's PPI.

Guide to Transitioning to an Updated PPI

Some PPIs have been updated to reflect new and more accurate data. This guide (PDF, available in English and Spanish) assists PPI users in transitioning to a new PPI scorecard.

Guide to Evaluating Out-of-Home Data Collection Methodologies

The purpose of this guide (English, PDF, 0.3MB) is to introduce you and your organization to an array of data collection methods that take place outside of the client's home.

Guide to Benchmarking Poverty Data with the PPI

Benchmarking is the comparison of an organization’s results to an industry standard or best practice. This guide (English, PDF, 177KB) explains how to benchmark poverty data collected using the PPI.

PPI Data Intake Tool

The PPI Data Intake Tool is form based in Microsoft Excel. PPI users must first enter the indicators and response values from their country's PPI scorecard and look-up table as directed. Once the tool is customized for their PPI, they can use the form tab to input PPI survey responses. The PPI Data Intake Tool can be translated into multiple langages using a drop-down menu on the first tab.

Download the PPI Data Intake Tool (Excel, 0.5MB) and the corresponding manual in Spanish and English (PDF, 0.4MB, French coming soon).

PPI Learning Series 

Handbook: Piloting the PPI
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Checklist: Confirming operational readiness
(NEW version released June 2013)   

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Checklist: Confirming the sampling strategy
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Checklist: Ensuring data integrity
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Checklist: Preparing for and conducting interviews
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The PPI Implementation Cycle

 PPI Implementation Cycle

  • Design: An organization’s management team designs a plan for PPI administration and analysis within their organization.
  • Collect: Staff members collect PPI survey answers from respondents.
  • Report: PPI data is reported accurately and with indicators that matter to management.
  • Understand: Management achieves a deeper understanding of the lives of survey respondents.
  • Decide: Management applies new knowledge and understanding to strategic decision-making.

The PPI should be administered repeatedly at an interval determined by the organization so that management can track client poverty over time. Each time the PPI is administered, the organization will have the chance to fine-tune the process.