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 Nigeria was created in July 2015 by Mark Schreiner of Microfinance Risk Management, L.L.C. Indicators in the PPI for Nigeria are based on data from Nigeria’s 2012/13 General Household Panel Survey conducted by Nigeria's National Bureau of Statistics.
Please take note that the 2012 PPI for Nigeria is not comparable to the 2003 PPI due to government changes in the definition of poverty. Download this guide (English, PDF, log-in required) for more information on transitioning to a new version.