Team and Partners
Since 1984, the Monitoring and Evaluation to Assess and Use Results Demographic and Health Surveys (MEASURE DHS) project has provided technical assistance to more than 260 surveys in over 90 countries, advancing global understanding of health and population trends in developing countries.
DHS has earned a worldwide reputation for collecting and disseminating accurate, nationally representative data on fertility, family planning, maternal and child health, gender, HIV/AIDS, malaria, and nutrition.
The MEASURE DHS project is funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Contributions from other donors, as well as funds from participating countries, also support surveys. The project is implemented by ICF International.
Since October 2008, ICF International has been partnering with five internationally experienced organizations to expand access to and use of the DHS data:
- Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health/Center for Communication Programs
- The Futures Institute
- CAMRIS International
- Blue Raster
- Believes that the ultimate purpose of collecting data is its use in policy formation, program planning, and monitoring and evaluation.
- Aims at fostering and reinforcing host country ownership of data collection, analysis, presentation, and use.
- Coordinates with key stakeholders on data collection and dissemination.
- Selects the most appropriate data collection methods to ensure the provision of high-quality data at a reasonable cost.
- Increases the capacity of host-country partners to collect and use data for program and policy purposes.