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How is the PPI created?

  1. Start the representative national income/ expenditure survey.
  2. Analyze the data to rank indicators that strongly correlate with poverty.
  3. Indicators are tested and vetted with local MFIs and representatives.
  4. Results are highly accurate with 90% confidence most PPIs are accurate within +/ -1 -3% with sufficient sample size.

Progress out of Poverty Index for India

 

Indicator

Value

Points

1

How many people aged 0 to 17 are in the house hold.

  1. Five or more
  2. Four
  3. Three
  4. Two
  5. One
  6. None

0
4
8
13
20
27

2

What is the house holds principal occupation.

  1. Laborers (agricultural, plantation, other farm, hunters, tobacco prepares, product market and other laborers)
  2. Others
  3. Professionals, technicians, clerks, administrators, managers =, executives, directors, supervisors and teachers.

0

 

8

14

3

Is the residence all pucca (burnt bricks, stone, cement, concrete, jackboard/ cement-plastered reeds, timber, tiles, galvanized tin or asbestors cement sheets)?

  1. No
  2. Yes

0
4

4

What is the household’s primary source of energy  for cooking?

  1. Firewood and chips, charcoal, or none.
  2. Others
  3. LPG

0

5
17

5

Does the household owns a television?

  1. No
  2. Yes

0
6

6

Does the household own a bicycle, scooter, or motorcycle?

  1. No
  2. Yes

0
5

7

Does the household own an almirah/dressing table.

  1. No
  2. Yes

0
3

8

Does the household owns a swing machine?

  1. No
  2. Yes

0
6

9

How many pressure cooker or pressure pans does the household owns?

  1. None
  2. One
  3. Two or more

0
6
9

10

How many electric fans does the household owns?

  1. None
  2. One
  3. Two or more

0
5
9

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