As in previous rounds, the MICS4 questionnaires were developed through consultations with relevant experts from UN organizations, interagency monitoring groups and the Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) Programme. The questionnaires were field tested in a pilot survey carried out in the beginning of 2009.
Several new modules mentioned below as well as a men`s questionnaire have been added to MICS4 that are particularly relevant to the countries in CEE/CIS. Some other modules have been further enchanced.
The MICS process was designed to strengthen national statistical capacities and takes into account the findings and recommendations of MICS3 evaluation.