Register to Use IPUMS-DHS

Not Yet Registered for DHS? Users must be authorized to download IPUMS-DHS data (except the Model dataset that represents West Africa circa 2015). The authorization process is controlled by The DHS Program, and there will be some delay before your request can be reviewed. Dataset access is granted solely for research purposes.

Request Data Access


Already Registered for DHS? If you already have permission to access DHS datasets, that authorization will carry over to the IPUMS-DHS system. Use your existing DHS username and password at the "Login" link. Note, however, that to make data extracts you must have permission to download data for specific countries currently in IPUMS-DHS. You may request access to additional datasets by describing a new research project at the link above.