Burkina Faso

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 or vulnerable to poverty, integrating objective poverty data into their assessments and strategic decision-making.

The latest version of the PPI for Burkina Faso was created in December 2017 by Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA). Indicators in this PPI are based on data from Burkina Faso’s 2014 Enquête Multisectorielle Continue (EMC) Survey.

This PPI update is based on IPA's new PPI methodology; see our FAQs and full announcementThis updated Burkina Faso 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.

Please take note that the 2014 PPI for Burkina Faso is not comparable to the 2003 PPI. Download this guide (English, PDF, log-in required) for more information on transitioning to a new version.

Burkina Faso PPI Downloads

PPI Scorecards+Look-up Tables

PPI Data Analysis Tool

PPI User Guide

PPI Interview Guidance