The DHS Program strives to enhance the capacities of DHS partners and increase country accountability and ownership of survey data, as well as the processes for data collection, analysis, dissemination, and use. The goal of the DHS Program's capacity strengthening program is to strengthen the capacity of DHS implementing partners by equipping them with the tools, resources, skills, knowledge, and abilities necessary for conducting household or facility-based surveys.
Capacity Strengthening Strategy
The capacity strengthening strategy approach is guided by the DHS Capacity Strengthening Strategy, which is based on the whole-systems approach of USAID's Human and Institutional Capacity Development model. Learn more>>
Capacity Assessment Tool (CAT)
To assist implementing agencies in assessing their capacity, The DHS Program has developed a Capacity Assessment Tool (CAT) based on the US Census Bureau's TASC tool. The CAT employs a participatory approach to assess the ability of implementing agencies and other stakeholders to conduct activities along the entire survey continuum. Learn more about the CAT>>
DHS Fellows Program
The annual DHS Fellows Program brings junior faculty from African universities together to strengthen analytical skills, conduct analysis of DHS data, write research papers, and develop a plan to strengthen capacity at their home institutions. Learn more>>