study to compare two such screening methods, the Visual Indicators of Poverty test (VIP) and the Participatory Wealth Ranking process (PWR), which have been used by Small Enterprise Foundation in South
Africa. A study is described which demonstrated the inaccuracy of VIP, a system based on static, externally judged criteria, when compared to PWR, which uses local knowledge of individual poverty. This
article focuses on some of the challenges faced in designing a cost-effective operational system based on participatory mapping and wealth ranking.
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