Flag Malawi

Page last updated

July 2011


The Malawi PAT was released in September 2008. In September 2009, a new version of the tool was developed and released to correct the PPP value used. The Certification document was updated in May 2012 to correct a variable name. Changes to this tool are detailed in the PAT Changelog.

PAT Survey

Oct 2010


PAT Data Entry Template

Oct 2010

(.ZIP; open within Epi Info)

User guide

Aug 2010


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:

62.75 Malawi Kwacha per day per capita in March 2004 prices

Other poverty lines*:

$2.50 per day per capita (international poverty line) - 125.51 Malawi Kwacha per day per capita in March 2004 prices

Original source survey:

2004 Second Integrated Household Survey (IHS-2)

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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