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 – or above by only a narrow margin.  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 Nepal was created in October 2013 by Mark Schreiner of Microfinance Risk Management, L.L.C. Indicators in the PPI for Nepal are based on data from the 2010 Nepal Living Standards Survey (NLSS). The development of the 2010 Nepal PPI was sponsored by Good Return

Yellow ResetThis PPI was updated in 2013. The definition of income or expenditure, the definition of a poverty line, or both has changed and legacy poverty lines have been created. Download this guide (English, PDF, log-in required) for more information on transitioning to a new version. Be sure to join our mailing list to be notified when the update is released.

Nepal PPI Downloads

PPI Scorecard and Lookup Table

PPI Design Documentation

PPI Interview Guidance

This PPI has been field-tested

This PPI was field tested and reviewed by users. The field test and user review was conducted by Good Return. To obtain the results of these exercises, please e-mail us.