Flag Paraguay

Page last updated

August 2011


The Paraguay PAT was released in May 2009. Changes to this tool are detailed in the PAT Changelog.

PAT Survey

Oct 2010

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PAT Data Entry Template

Oct 2010

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User guide

Aug 2010

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Tool Information


Poverty line used for MRR reporting:

Median national poverty line

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

Values are per capita per month in 2001 prices
193,347 Paraguay Guarani (PG) in Asuncion,
199,368 PG in Central urban areas,
113,745 PG in other urban areas,
55,948 in rural areas

Other poverty lines*:

National poverty line:
Values are per capita per month in 2001 prices
269,694 PG in Asuncion,
266,967 PG in Central urban areas,
166,762 PG in other urban areas,
100,151 PG in rural areas

Original source survey:

2000-2001 Enquesta Integrada de Hogares (EIH)

Certification document:

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* 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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