Flag Guatemala

Page last updated

May 2013


The Guatemala PAT was created in November 2006. Changes to this tool are detailed in the PAT Changelog.

PAT Survey

Oct 2010
April 2010

(English - .XLS)
download (Español - .XLS)

PAT Data Entry Template

Oct 2010
March 2008

(.ZIP Eng; open within Epi Info)
download (.ZIP Esp; open within Epi Info)

User guide

March 2010


Tool Information


Poverty line used for MRR reporting:

Median national poverty line

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

2680 Quetzals per capita per month in November 2000 prices

Other poverty lines*:

National poverty line: 4,319 Quetzals per capita per month

Original source survey:

Encuesta de Condiciones de Vida (ENCOVI) 2000

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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