Why should my organization use the PPI?

Your organization may operate in a highly-impoverished area, but without objective poverty data on the households you reach, social performance management will rely on assumptions. Organizations that collect poverty data from all or a statistically significant sample of households they reach are able to:

  • measure poverty outreach (i.e. the portion of customers, clients, or employees who live below the poverty line),
  • assess the performance of the intervention among the poor and poorest, and
  • track poverty levels over time.

With these data, management staff can make informed strategic decisions and can provide stakeholders with objective evidence that the organization is reaching the poor.