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 Tanzania was created in June 2016 by Mark Schreiner of Microfinance Risk Management, L.L.C. Indicators in the PPI for Tanzania are based on data from Tanzania's 2011/12 Household Budget Survey.

Please take note that the 2011 PPI for Tanzania is not comparable to the 2007 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.

Tanzania PPI Downloads

PPI Scorecard and Lookup Table

PPI Design Documentation

PPI Interview Guidance

This PPI has been reviewed by users

To obtain the results of this exercise, please e-mail us.

Older Version of Tanzania's PPI.

Documentation for Tanzania's older PPI - 2007 PPI released in December 2013, is available on request. To obtain this documentation, please email us.