The Census and Survey Processing System (CSPro) is a free software package for entering, editing, tabulating, and disseminating data from censuses and other surveys. It was designed by the United States Census Bureau, Macro International, and Serpro, S.A.
The software can be downloaded for installation here. Instructions for use and practice files are at the bottom of this page and in the PAT Implementation Manual.
IMPORTANT: The CSPro website offers a download of version 5 which is not compatible with PAT data entry templates. PAT data should be analyzed with CSPro 4.1.002. Older versions of CSPro (4.x.x) will also work but we recommend using version 4.1.002 which can be downloaded using the link above.
CSPro can do many things above and beyond what you will need it to do to meet USAID reporting requirements. This tutorial focuses only on using the modules and menus needed to complete the steps outlined above. The features that make CSPro suitable for use with the USAID PATs include its adaptability, ability to mimic the design of a paper survey, simple point and click procedures, customized data entry with controls to minimize errors, and the ability to compare data to minimize errors.
Based on user feedback, PAT developers are adding utility and robustness to the analysis provided by Poverty Assessment Tools. New CSPro templates include:
• Pentium processor
Section 9 of the Free Online PAT Training course offers interactive, step-by-step guidance on using CSPro. You may also use the resources below.
Download the CSPro 4.1.002 installation file (February 2013, .exe, 23MB)
Download the CSPro instruction manual
How To Use CSPro (May 2011, .pdf, 1.7MB)
Download the practice files that accompany the manual
Practice Files (June 2011, .zip, 65KB)