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 Haiti was created in May 2016 by Mark Schreiner of Microfinance Risk Management, L.L.C. Indicators in the PPI for Haiti are based on data from Haiti’s 2012 Post-Earthquake Living Standards Survey.

Please take note that the 2012 PPI for Haiti is not comparable to the 2001 PPI as the two PPIs use different definitions of poverty. Download this guide (English, PDF, log-in required) for more information on transitioning to a new version.

Haiti PPI Downloads

PPI Scorecard and Lookup Table

PPI Design Documentation

PPI Interview Guidance

This PPI has been field-tested.

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

Older Version of Haiti's PPI.

Documentation for Haiti's older PPI - 2001 PPI released in October 2006, is available on request. To obtain this documentation, please email us.