How to Order and Download Publications

Where do these publications come from?

MEASURE DHS produces a wide variety of publications that provide country-specific and comparative data on population, health, and nutrition in developing countries. Based on the results of the Demographic and Health Surveys, the publications provide timely baseline data for use by policymakers and program managers in survey countries, as well as population and health organizations and researchers throughout the world.

How much do they cost?

They are free.

How do I order them?

Find the publications you want by:

For each publication, you will have one or more of the following options:

  • View Abstract
  • Download Portable Document Format (PDF)
  • Order

View Abstract:  In the publications summary page, the abstract is at the bottom of the page and provides a description of the publication.

Download PDF: In the publications summary page, under the Download Document green bar, click on the PDF icon to view the document in PDF or save the PDF document to your hard drive. Note: you will need the free download Adobe Acrobat Reader installed in order to view PDF documents.  If you are viewing the PDF in the web browser and you cannot view the PDF on the web, try downloading the PDF onto your computer or try these solutions.

Order: To order publications, go to the publication summary page that you wish to order and click on Order a Hard Copy. This will bring you to the shopping cart page, where you can view your selections before submitting your order.

You may continue to search and browse publications, or browse the DHS site, keeping the items in your shopping cart until you are ready to check out. If you leave the DHS site however, your shopping cart may be emptied out.

When you are ready to order your items, click on "Shopping Cart" if you are not already viewing the contents of your cart.  To remove an item from your cart, click on "Remove" next to that item.

Click on Submit Order. You will need to enter some mailing information so that the publications can be delivered to you. Make sure to fill in the required fields (marked with asterisks *) and click on Submit. You should receive your order in 1–2 weeks depending on the quantity of publications requested.

You will see a page confirming that your order has been sent to DHS. It will list the shipping/contact information you entered and the publications ordered. Email or call 301-572-0958 if you have questions about your order.


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