• Distributors

Investment Lens

  • Poverty Level

Earnings of Distributor Individuals: Poor (PI3962)

Earnings generated by poor individual distributors from selling the organization's products/services during the reporting period.
Reporting format
Reporting Currency (OD5990)
Metric type
Metric level
Product/Service, Organization
IRIS metric citation
IRIS, 2016. Earnings of Distributor Individuals: Poor (PI3962). v4.0.


Organizations should footnote all assumptions used as well as details on the assessment tools used to identify the poverty level of distributors. See usage guidance for further information.

Usage Guidance

  • This metric is intended to capture the total gross margin earned by, or commission paid to, individual poor distributors. This metric is intended to be used by organizations who seek to support individuals living in poverty through their distribution chains.
  • Due to the complexities of assessing the poverty level of beneficiaries, organizations will likely have to use specific assessment tools to report on this accurately. See the glossary definition for additional information on commonly used tools to help determine the absolute poverty level of individuals and households.