Afghanistan Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS), 2022-2023

Summary Findings Report for the Afghanistan MICS 2022-23

In May 2022, two young girls smiling outside of a health and nutrition clinic in Ghazni Province, Afghanistan.


The global Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) programme was developed by UNICEF in the 1990s as an international, multi-purpose household survey to support countries to collect data which can be compared internationally. There is a wide range of indicators on the situation of children and women, which can be used to generate data for use in policies, programmes, and national development plans.

The Afghanistan MICS 2022-23 was carried out by UNICEF in collaboration with the National Statistics and Information Authority and funded by the Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund.

This Summary Findings Report presents a description of the methodology used to collect MICS data and a summary of key data across several sectors: 

  • Mass media, communications and internet
  • Child mortality
  • Fertility
  • Maternal and newborn health, including care of illness and vaccinations in the first years of life
  • Infant and young child feeding and the nutritional status of children
  • Early grade learning and parental involvement
  • Education
  • Birth registration
  • Child discipline, child labour, and child marriage
  • Drinking water, sanitation, and hygiene
  • Children with disabilities
  • Gender equality
  • Adolescents


For the full MICS report, or to view MICS from previous years, visit the global MICS site.

Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey MICS 2022-23 Summary Findings Report COVER
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