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The Poverty Probability 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. With the PPI, organizations can identify the clients, customers, or employees who are most likely to be poor, integrating objective poverty data into their assessments and strategic decision-making.

The latest version of the PPI for Colombia was created in January 2018 by Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA). Indicators in this PPI are based on data from Colombia's 2016 Gran Encuesta Integrada de Hogares (GEIH) Survey.

This PPI update is based on IPA's new PPI methodology; see our FAQs and full announcementThis updated Colombia PPI, as well as all PPIs released after July 2017, are not the same as the Simple Poverty Scorecards produced by Mark Schreiner of Microfinance Risk Management, L.L.C. Our FAQs describe the difference between the Simple Poverty Scorecard and PPI as well as other commonly asked questions about the transition to the new methodology.

Organizations that have been using the 2009 Colombia PPI may switch to using this 2016 Colombia PPI and compare estimates from the two versions. For more information, refer to the 2016 Colombia PPI User Guide (below) and this Guide to Transitioning to an Updated PPI (English, PDF, log-in required).

Colombia PPI Downloads

PPI Scorecards+Look-up Tables

PPI Data Analysis Tool

PPI User Guide

PPI Interview Guidance

PPI Open Data Kit / SurveyCTO Forms