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July 2011


The Bangladesh Poverty Assessment Tool was updated in November 2010. A previous version was released in July 2010. Changes are detailed in the PAT Changelog.

PAT Survey

Nov 2010


PAT Data Entry Template

Nov 2010

(.ZIP; open within CSPro)

User guide

Aug 2010


Tool Information


Poverty line used for MRR reporting:

$1.25/day per capita (international poverty line)

Value of poverty line used for MRR reporting in local currency:

29.22 Taka per capita per day in April 2004 prices

Other poverty lines*:

USD (Taka)
$0.75/day/PPP (17.53)
$1.00/day/PPP (23.38)
$2.00/day/PPP (46.76)
$2.50/day/PPP (58.44)


Automated poverty comparisons by**:

Division, urban/rural region, gender of HOH, education of HOH, HH size,

Type of: cooking fuel, cooking area, toilet facility, main entrance lock

Other comparisons

Coming soon


Original source survey:

2004 USAID Project for Developing Poverty Measurement Tools IRIS Center Composite Survey Household Questionnaire

Certification document:


* The data analysis program in most PATs allows for comparisons against multiple poverty lines. In some cases, these poverty lines vary by region: a household in region A with a calculated household expenditure of X might fall below a poverty line while a household in a different region with the same expenditure might fall above that same poverty line.

** PATs developed using CSPro give automatic poverty comparisions by a number of variables so users can, for example, compare the poverty rates among regions or gender of the head of household. Such results are INDICATIVE and are only statistically valid for samples that are of appropriate size and distribution for that sub-population.


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