Flag Ghana

Page last updated

October 2011


This Ghana PAT was released in June 2010. A previous version, developed from an earlier data set, was released in 2007. Changes to this tool are detailed in the PAT Changelog.

PAT Survey

Aug 2010

download (.XLS)

PAT Data Entry Template

Oct 2011

download (.ZIP; open within CSPro)

User guide

Aug 2010

download (.PDF)

Tool Information


Poverty line used for MRR reporting:

$1.25 per day per capita (international poverty line)

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

188749 Cedis per capita per month in 2006 prices

Other poverty lines*:

In 2006 prices
USD (Cedi/ month)

$0.75/day (113249.40)
$1.00/day (150999.2)
$2.00/day (301998.40)
$2.50/day (377498.10)


Automated poverty comparisons by**:

Region, location, gender of HOH, education of HOH, HH size, share of female members, dependency ratio

Composition of flooring, refuse disposal method, type of toilet

Other comparisons



Original source survey:

2005/6 Ghana Living Standards Survey (GLSS)

Certification document:

download (.PDF)

* 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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