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 Peru was created in December 2012 by Mark Schreiner of Microfinance Risk Managment, L.L.C. Indicators in the PPI for Peru are based on data from the 2010 National Household Survey and Peru’s new definition of poverty. This PPI replaces a previous version that is based on 2007 data and Peru’s previous definition of poverty. 

Yellow ResetThis PPI was updated in 2012. 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.

Peru PPI Downloads

PPI Scorecard and Lookup Table

PPI Design Documentation

PPI Interview Guidance

This PPI has been field-tested.

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