2017 Annual Poverty Indicators Survey (APIS)


The 2017 Annual Poverty Indicators Survey (APIS) is the twelfth in a series of poverty indicators survey conducted nationwide since 1998. The survey gathers data that can be used to generate income and non-income based poverty indicators to assess and monitor the poverty situation in the country. This also includes questions about access to drinking water, sanitation and hygiene.


The APIS is designed to provide estimates for income and non-income indicators related to poverty. It gathers data on the socio-economic profile of families and other information that are related to their living conditions. Specifically, it generates information on indicators that are correlated with poverty in order to: 1. Determine family income; 2. Determine family expenditure pattern; 3. Determine the percent distribution of families in relation to the following indicators: a. ownership or owner-like possession of house and lot and the types of the materials of the roofs and walls of their housing units, and presence of electricity; b. type of toilet and handwashing facility they use in their homes, main source of water supply and source of drinking water; c. ownership of household conveniences; d. children 6-11 years old enrolled in Grade 1 to Grade 6; e. children 12-15 years old enrolled in Junior High School (Grade to Grade 10); f. with members 18 years old and over who are employed and with working children 5-17 years old; g. who availed of loan and its sources h. with at least one member who experienced hunger in the past 3 months.

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