Flag Liberia

Page last updated

October 2012


The Liberia PAT was released in July 2010. Changes to this tool are detailed in the PAT Changelog.

PAT Survey

Oct 2010


PAT Data Entry Template

May 2014

(.ZIP; open within CSPro)

User guide

Feb 2011


Tool Information


Poverty line used for MRR reporting:

$1.25 per day per capita (international extreme poverty line)

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

57.56 Liberian dollars per capita per day in 2008 prices

Other poverty lines*:

International poverty line:
USD (Liberian dollars)

$0.75/day (34.54)
$1.00/day (46.05)
$2.00/day (92.11)
$2.50/day (115.14)


Automated poverty comparisons by**:

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

Type of: walls, toilet, lighting fuel, cooking fuel

Other comparisons



Original source survey:

2008 USAID Project for Developing Poverty Measurement Tools IRIS Center 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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