Annual Poverty and Indicators Survey (APIS)

The PSA conducts 2016 Annual Poverty Indicators Survey (APIS) nationwide to gather data on income and non-income poverty indicators which will be used to assess and monitor the poverty situation in the country. Specifically, the following data items that are correlated with poverty were covered in the survey: family income as key inputs in the computation of national-level poverty incidence and poverty threshold; family expenditure pattern; percent distribution of families in relation to the indicators; access to safe water sanitation; school participation and economic participation of household members. Other important topics were also included in the APIS such as, availment of social protection and government services, and awareness on drug abuse problem and prevention.