ADS Reference 219maa

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Key Facts: Poverty Assessment Tools Reporting

A Mandatory Reference for ADS Chapter 219

New Reference: 07/08/2011
Responsible Office: EGAT
File Name: 219maa_070811


The Microenterprise Results and Accountability Act of 2004, as amended, requires that USAID develop and certify “low-cost methods” to measure the share of the beneficiaries of USAID-funded microenterprise programs who are “very poor” as defined in the law. Once such a method has been certified for a given country, USAID must require its microenterprise implementing partners in that country to use that method at least annually to measure and report extreme poverty among its clients.