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50 Years, 50 Data Users


2022 marks the 50th anniversary of the World Fertility Survey!
We're celebrating 50 Years of USAID's continued support to data collection, analysis, and use by featuring 50 Data Users. 

Established in 1972 with funding from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the United Nations Population Fund, more than 60 World Fertility Surveys (WFS) were conducted in over 60 countries. USAID's commitment to data collection, dissemination, and use continued with the creation of the Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) Program in 1984, as a follow-on project to the WFS. To date, more than 450 surveys have been conducted in over 90 countries as part of The DHS Program. 
To celebrate 50 Years of USAID's dedication to high-quality data collection, evidence-based decision making, and host-country ownership, we want to shine a spotlight on 50 different data users. Selected data users will be featured in a series of blog posts on, as well as on The DHS Program's Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn accounts. 

You can use this form to nominate yourself or another data user. 
  • If you're nominating another user, you'll be asked to provide their name and email address, as well as your name and email address.
  • If nominating yourself, please take 5-10 minutes to answer the questions about how you have used World Fertility Survey and DHS Program data, as well as the broader impact of these data on your work.