Flag Nigeria

Page last updated

November 2011


The Nigerian PAT was released in August 2011. Future changes to this tool are detailed in the PAT Changelog.

PAT Survey

July 2011


PAT Data Entry Template

Nov 2011

(.ZIP; open within CSPro)

User guide

July 2011


Tool Information


Poverty line used for MRR reporting:

$1.25/day per capita (international poverty line)

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

29753.17 Nigerian Naira/ year in January 2004 prices

Other poverty lines*:

USD (Nigerian Naira/ year)
$0.75/day (17851.9/ year)
$1.00/day (23802.52/ year)

$2.00/day (47605.07/year)
$2.50/day (59506.33/year)

Automated poverty comparisons by**:

Region, location, gender of HOH, education of HOH, occupation of HOH, average HH size, share of female HH members

Average predicted daily consumption expenditure per capita;

Construction material of: floor, roof

Other comparisons:



Original source survey:

2003-2004 Nigeria Living Standards Survey (NLSS)

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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