Category Archives: SDGs

International Women’s Day 2021

Written by: The DHS Program

08 Mar, 2021

The DHS Program collects data for Sustainable Development Goal #5 related to gender equality. For International Women’s Day 2021, UN Women’s theme is “Women in leadership: achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world.” The DHS Program has a long history of collecting data on women’s decision making power, equal earnings, domestic violence, access to […]


World Breastfeeding Week 2020

Written by: The DHS Program

04 Aug, 2020

Countless studies have shown that breast milk is beneficial to an infant’s growth and development during the first year of life. This year’s theme for World Breastfeeding Week from the WHO and World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action highlights the importance of supporting breastfeeding with skilled breastfeeding counseling. The DHS Program has collected data for more […]


World Immunization Week 2020

Written by: The DHS Program

29 Apr, 2020

World Immunization Week is observed annually in the last week of April (April 24-30, 2020), to promote the use of vaccines to protect people of all ages against disease. Already, nearly 20 million children in the world are unvaccinated and under-vaccinated. Now, COVID-19 is disrupting the delivery of routine vaccines in low- and middle-income countries. […]


International Women’s Day 2020: Measuring Gender-related Power

Written by: The DHS Program

06 Mar, 2020

Five years since world leaders agreed to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to create a better world by 2030, this year’s theme for International Women’s Day, I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights, challenges everyone to reflect on how a gender-equal world will be achieved. DHS data describe the status of women around the world. […]


International Women’s Day 2019

Written by: The DHS Program

08 Mar, 2019

© 2016 Kato James, Courtesy of Photoshare The DHS Program is now in its 35th year with a long history of helping to collect, analyze, and disseminate data on women’s empowerment, gender equality, men’s engagement, and gender-based violence within the context of health and development. Historically, The DHS Program has integrated attention to gender in […]


Strengthening Nutrition Data Quality at The DHS Program

Written by: The DHS Program

28 Feb, 2019

A health technician tests a child for anemia during a survey training. © 2018 ICF/Sorrel Namaste “Everything bad can go wrong at collecting the sample, and you can’t get any good results from a bad sample. ” – Informant from the Enhancing Nutrition Data Quality Report Data for decision-making is vital as countries work to […]


Global Goals Week 2018

Written by: The DHS Program

21 Sep, 2018

This week marks the beginning of Global Goals Week, a week where the United Nations and partners come together to bring awareness to accelerate progress to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also known as the Global Goals. The DHS Program collects data to calculate approximately 30 of the indicators supporting the SDGs. You can find […]


World Breastfeeding Week 2018

Written by: The DHS Program

07 Aug, 2018

World Breastfeeding Week, held annually from August 1-7, is a week where over 180 countries come together to promote and support breastfeeding. And although World Breastfeeding Week 2018 has come to a close, you can still take part in advocating for breastfeeding and its role in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals with DHS data: Use STATcompiler […]


Measuring the SDGs: The Role of Household Surveys

Written by: The DHS Program

11 Jan, 2017

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have replaced the Millennium Development Goals with broad and lofty aspirations ranging from health, education, and gender equality to clean energy and responsible consumption. Behind each Sustainable Development Goal is a series of targets and each target can be measured by one or more indicators. Many of the targets in […]


Social Good Summit 2016: How DHS data can help measure progress towards meeting the Global Goals

Written by: The DHS Program

05 Oct, 2016

We were fortunate to have attended the UN Foundation’s Social Good Summit again which, through a variety of vibrant speakers from US UN Ambassador Samantha Power to actor and activist Alec Baldwin, emphasized the recently-adopted 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also known as the Global Goals. While we thoroughly enjoyed all of the sessions and speakers, we […]


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