The Progress out of Poverty 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 Kenya was created in March 2011 by Mark Schreiner of Microfinance Risk Management, L.L.C. Indicators in the PPI for Kenya are based on data from the 2005/6 Integrated Household Budget Survey.
Please take note that the 2011 PPI for Kenya is not comparable to the 2008 PPI due to government changes in the definitions of expenditure and the national poverty line. Legacy poverty lines could not be created because the government did not release detailed explanations of these changes. Download this guide (English, PDF, log-in required) for more information on transitioning to an updated PPI.