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.
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.
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.