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Presentation of the survey results on the situation of children and women in BiH

Sarajevo,15. February 2013. - The “Multiple Indicators Cluster Survey – MICS” is designed to collect statistically sound and internationally comparable estimates on key indicators in the areas of health, education and child protection. Like in previous editions, the survey has been conducted in the whole country and is representative for the mainstream population. All data collected is gender disaggregated, which is important as it shows some gender differences significant for better targeting. For the first time, MICS also included a special component on Roma to collect representative data on Roma households in Bosnia and Herzegovina.


UNICEF’s partners in the implementation of this survey are the Ministry for Human Rights and Refugees of BiH, the Federal Ministry of Health (via the Institute for Public Health of the Federation of BiH), the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare of the Republika Srpska, the Agency for Statistics of BiH, UN Women, UNFPA and UNHCR.

From November 2011 till April 2012, almost 7,500 households were interviewed in all parts of Bosnia and Herzegovina, including 1544 Roma households.

MICS was originally developed to support countries in measuring progress towards an internationally agreed set of goals that emerged from the 1990 World Summit for Children. The first round of MICS was conducted around 1995 in more than 60 countries. Since then, as part of four survey rounds, almost 230 surveys have been conducted in over 100 countries.

In Bosnia and Herzegovina, MICS was first conducted as part of the 2nd global round of surveys (MICS2) in 1999/2000, and for the second time as part of the 3rd round (MICS3) in 2005/06. This is  the third edition but the first one with a special sample on Roma populations.

Results of the “Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey – MICS for Bosnia and Herzegovina” and “Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey – MICS for Roma population in Bosnia and Herzegovina” has been presented on Tuesday 19. February 2013.



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