New tool from Grameen

Feb 2006
, February, 20 2006 - In order to better the rating tools available for the market, Grameen came up with a new tool called the PPI that stands for Poverty Progress Index:

The PPI is a unique composite of easy-to-collect, country-specific, non-financial indicators, such as family size, the number of children attending school, the type of housing, and what the family typically eats. In each country, it will draw information from either that country’s national household survey (e.g. Mexico’s INEGI database; or Pakistan’s Integrated Household Survey) or the country-specific World Bank Living Standards Measurement Survey, based on which dataset has the most complete information. This index then serves as a baseline from which client progress is measured.

The program is currently being tested in Latin America & Asia.
The full report is available from the Grameen Foundation USA  website .


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