Using the Progress Out of Poverty Index in Agricultural Value Chains: A Case Study in Kenyan Tea

Categories : Agriculture, Customer and Users of Digital Payments


Author: Sustainable Food Laboratory

The Progress Out of Poverty Index (PPI) developed by Mark Schreiner of Microfinance Risk Management L.L.C. and Grameen Foundation, is a simple poverty assessment tool that collects objective information to determine household poverty levels. The country-specific PPI scorecard measures economic poverty, by focusing on various nonfinancial indicator categories, including family, housing, education, and ownership of durable goods.

This study gathered income and asset data alongside the PPI in rural agricultural supply chain in order to look for correlation between PPI poverty likelihoods, household income, and typical household assets.