Tool Implementation

Implementation Manual

Instructions for implementing a USAID Poverty Assessment Tool, including processing the data collected in the survey and calculating the percentage of those interviewed who are “very poor”, are included in the PAT Implementation Manual. This manual was last updated in 2011 and can be downloaded through the links at the left. Although the PAT Implementation Manual was designed specifically for implementing the USAID Poverty Assessment Tools, it can be easily adapted and used as a valuable resource for implementing any quantitative survey tool.

Data Analysis Manual

An increasing number of organizations have requested assistance analyzing PAT data in their own software (SAS, Excel, etc.). In April 2013 a Data Analysis Manual (see link at left) was published to help users analyze PAT data using information found in each country's certification document (available on individual country pages). Detailed instructions for using Epi Info and CSPro remain in the Implementation Manuals (above) and online course.

Training Materials

To aid partner organizations in learning how to implement a PAT and how to teach implementation procedures, the files below are available as a resource. These materials are not required to be used in training others on PAT implementation, nor do they represent an exhaustive set of materials for teaching all aspects of PAT implementation.


Available Files

Introduction to
Poverty Assessment

Sample Training Agenda [PDF:124KB]

Introduction to PATs [PPT:362KB]

PAT Errors Example [PDF:65KB]

Introduction to Quantitative Techniques [PPT:328KB]

Accuracy Note [PDF:40KB]

Accuracy Results [PDF:31KB]

Best Indicators for 12 Countries [PDF:31KB]

FAQs on Poverty and Poverty Lines [PDF:84KB]

Table of Local Currencies at $PPP [XLS:92KB]

Calculating PPP Conversion Factors [PDF:70KB]

Available Resources for PAT Implementation [PDF:78KB]


Definition of Household [PPT:295KB]

Implementation Process [PPT:419KB]


Introduction to Interviewing Techniques [PPT:309KB]

Role Play on Good and Bad Interviews [PDF:62KB]

Gender Sensitivity

Gender Sensitivity Presentation [PPT:424KB]

Gender Handouts [PDF:50KB]

Job Descriptions

Job Descriptions for PAT Implementation Team [PPT:462KB]

Jobs Description Handbook [PDF:110KB]

Personnel Scenarios [PDF:88KB]

Epi Info Training

Introduction to Epi Info [PPT:238KB]

Epi Info Assignment 1 [PDF:63KB]

Epi Info Assignment 2 [PDF:59KB]

USAID PAT India Template for Assign 2 [WinZip]


Introduction to Sampling [PPT:777KB]


PAT Implementation Exam [PDF:68KB]

Implementation Plan

Guide for Sample Implementation Exercise [PDF:95KB]

Sample Implementation Plan [PPT:108KB]

Sample Implementation Budget [XLS:24KB]

Sample Implementation Timeline [XLS:30KB]

Institution Examples [PDF:44KB]


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