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Tiara Aprillia
• Permodalan Nasional Madani
• Indonesia
• 01/25/22


Let me ask about PPI. As we know PPI Indonesia was using SUSENAS 2016, which is a quite old if we use it nowdays. And Indonesia already have SUSENAS updated. Can we get the newest one based on the updated SUSENAS 2020? Thank you

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Anil Sigdel
• World Vision International
• Nepal
• 09/23/21
• 1 Comment

Hi All, 

Greeting from Nepal. We calculated the Povery likelihood percentage based on look-up table against PPI score i.e. range from 0% to 100%. We want to categorize the poverty likelihood dichotomously so, coould you please advice the cutoff point based on poveryty likelihood percentage for Nepal? Looking forward for your kind suggestions. 


Thank You



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Morgan Minogue
• Enveritas
• Ethiopia
• 04/21/21
• 1 Comment


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April Stone
• With Women Kisoboka
• United States
• 01/25/21

Please clarify to determine national poverty likelihoods from PPI scores, which column should be used: 100%, 150%, 200%, "poorest half". I'm not clear on what the percentages are referring to. Thank you.


April Stone
With Women Kisoboka

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Emma Samman
• 08/06/20
• 1 Comment

Hello - I am interested in using the PPI for Vietnam and Tanzania, which were last updated in 2009 and 2016 respectively.

I would like to know if there is any update or plan to update the PPI for these countries, or any guidelines regarding how the questions might be updated?

Thank you very much!


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Mary Pat McVay
• Opportunity International
• United States
• 03/16/20

Hi. I am wondering about whether PPI data can be used to estimate affordability of some services that are valued in today's local currency.  We are specifically looking at school affordability.  Is it technically valid to use the $1.90/day poverty level to estimate the affordability of school costs?

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Analisa Bentazal
• Philippines
• 10/29/19
• 1 Comment

Hello, since PPI has already released its latest update which in the Philippines, its based on 2015/16 survey data, does it mean that we are not allowed to use the previous PPI?

Thank you.

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Lindsay Dakan
• Akola Project
• Uganda
• 02/26/19
• 1 Comment

Hi PPI users- my organization is currently struggling with a lack of baseline data on beneficiaries' poverty levels at the start of the project. We want to measure both the organization's poverty reach over time, as well as changes in poverty rates among beneficiaries over time. Would it be valid to conduct a retrospective PPI survey, asking for example "What type of toilet facility did the household mainly use in [year before the start of the project]?" (given the usual caveats about recall bias). What factors should we take into account if we were to go down this road?

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Joseph Ahi
• Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria
• Nigeria
• 02/07/19

PPI is one of the most reliable tools at the moment in determining the level of poverty in the Global South Countries(Developing Nations). A number of questions are set for data collection to measure the living conditions of the population to determine the outcome regarding whether that family and cluster of families and eventually a developing Nation could be termed poor or has made appreciable progress out of poverty.

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Marco Antonielli
• Nathan Associates
• United Kingdom
• 10/24/18

Hi PPI users and managers,

As you might know, the World Bank has recently updated the poverty rate figures for a range of developing countries. The new figures are generally based on 2015/16 data while the previous figures were based on 2010/11 data. Currently the PPIs are based on the 2010/11 survey waves, so my first question for the PPI managers is when could users expect updated PPIs to be published on the website?