Standards of Use

If your organization is using the PPI or plans to use the PPI in the future, the Standards of Use will help you to understand what actions must be taken to ensure that your organization’s PPI data is accurate and relevant.

Note: The Standards of Use available here have been updated as of April 2014.

Basic PPI Standards of Use

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The Basic PPI Standards of Use are best practices that an organization should adhere to in order to accurately report its PPI data.

An organization must meet all of the Basic standards to qualify for Basic PPI Certification.

Advanced PPI Standards of Use

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The Advanced PPI Standards of Use are the best practices identified among organizations that demonstrate exceptional integration of poverty data within their operations. Systems have been set up that effectively capture and analyze poverty data. Insights are drawn and lead to changes that improve an organization’s offerings and outreach to the poor. These advanced standards have been designed to better distinguish high performers.

An organization must meet all of the Basic standards and most of the Advanced standards to qualify for an Advanced PPI Certification.