Peace Corps' most up-to-date official publication on a country is "The Peace Corps Welcomes You to 'Country'. This book is mailed to Peace Corps Invitees that have been invited to serve in a particular country, and is known as the Welcome Book
This publication is revised every couple of years with the bulk of the responsibility for editing/updating the content placed on the Peace Corps Country Director (CD).
- Issues with Welcome books:
- The CD usually has more important things to do, so little priority is placed on the publication.
- CD leads a very different lifestyle in most countries than PCV's do, so the subjective statements in the book can vary greatly from what volunteers actually say.
- The solution is Peacecorpswiki.org's country pages. They are based on all the information in The Peace Corps Welcomes You to 'Country'; however, PCV's in a particular country and RPCV's who served in a particular country can actively edit items and add content to the pages to keep them updated.
See below for a table of all the links to welcome books by http://www.peacecorps.gov: