Flag Nicaragua

Page last updated

October 2012


The Nicaragua PAT was released on October 2011. Future changes to this tool are detailed in the PAT Changelog

PAT Survey

Oct 2012

Sept 2011

( .XLS- English)
( .XLS- Español)

PAT Data Entry Template

Oct 2012

(.ZIP; open within CSPro)

User guide



Tool Information


Poverty line used for MRR reporting:

Median National Poverty Line

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

4,831 Nicaraguan Cordoba per capita per year in 2005 prices

Other poverty lines*:

(2005 prices)

Food poverty line: 3928 Nicaraguan Cordoba per capita per year

Halfway between median and national poverty line: 5993 Nicaraguan Cordoba per capita per year

(2005 prices)

National poverty line: 7155 Nicaraguan Cordoba per capita per year

50% above national poverty line: 10732 Nicaraguan Cordoba per capita per year

Automated poverty comparisons by**:

Region, location, gender of HOH, HH size, share of female HH members

Ownership of: cattle, small tools

Other comparisons

Gender by Education, Gender by Location


Original source survey:

Encuesta Nacional de Hogares Sobre Medicion de Nievel de Vida (EMNV 2005)

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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