Programs aiming to serve the poor need a quick & easy way to assess whether they are doing that
Simple & Intuitive
The Equity Tool uses short country-specific questionnaires & calculates results automatically
For any program serving the poor
The Equity Tool is widely applicable for any program positioned to serve the poor. With a few simple questions, your organization can assess the wealth of your clientele and make adjustments in outreach or operations to improve service provision.
A Collaborative Effort
A collaborating panel of experts in the field of wealth measurement and the Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) wealth index, including USAID, Population Services International (PSI), Marie Stopes International (MSI), Results for Development, BroadBranch, and Metrics for Management have worked together to develop a validated method to simplify equity assessment. PSI has led the analysis for the simplification while Metrics for Management has led the development into a mobile or tablet-based application.
“The quest for universal coverage is not only a demand for better health – it’s a demand for equity. At the World Bank Group, achieving universal health coverage and equity in health are central to reaching the global goals to end extreme poverty by 2030 and boost shared prosperity.”
— Jim Kim, World Bank
Learn more about equity
We quickly and clearly explain what equity means, what 'quintiles' are, and the different ways to measure wealth and poverty.
How to use the EquityTool
Here we will take you through the step by step process for signing up, setting up your survey, interviewing clients and seeing the results.