Flag Ecuador

Page last updated

August 2011


The Ecuador PAT was created in July 2010. Changes to this tool are detailed in the PAT Changelog.

PAT Survey

Nov 2010

download (Español - .XLS)

PAT Data Entry Template

Nov 2010

(.ZIP; open within CSPro)

User guide

Aug 2010


Tool Information


Poverty line used for MRR reporting:

Median National Poverty Line

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

US$ 1.32 per capita per day in 2006 prices

Other poverty lines*:

USD per capita per day
Food poverty - $1.06
Halfway between median & national lines - $1.61

National poverty line - $1.89
50% above national line- $2.84

Automated poverty comparisons by**:

Region, urban/rural location, gender of HOH, education of HOH, HH size

Composition of flooring material; Ownership of: television, car, washing machine

Other comparisons



Original source survey:

2005/2006 Encuesta de Condiciones de Vida (ECV) 

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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