The Poverty Stoplight is both a metric and a methodology. Through a unique self-diagnosis, individuals and families can use the Poverty Stoplight’s six dimensions and 50 corresponding indicators to self-assess their current areas of poverty against national norms. Through the self-diagnosis, families learn which areas they are poorest in and then allow them to develop and implement a clear plan to overcome these poor areas based on local, pre-existing solutions they can use. In short, it makes poverty belong to the poor, and allows for families to assess, and ultimately, pull themselves out of poverty.

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