Flag Madagascar

Page last updated

December 2012


The Madagascar PAT was created in August 2010. Changes to this tool are detailed in the PAT Changelog.

PAT Survey

Sept 2011


PAT Data Entry Template

Dec 2012

(.ZIP; open within Epi Info)

User guide



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:

3060.70 Malagasy francs per capita per day in 2001 prices

Other poverty lines*:

$2.50 per day per capita (6121.39 Malagasy francs in 2001 prices)

Original source survey:

2001 Enquête prioritaire auprès des ménages (EPM)

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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