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Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS)

Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys

Monitoring the situation of children and women in CEE/CIS

What is MICS?
The Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) is a household survey programme developed by UNICEF to assist countries in filling data gaps for monitoring the situation of children and women. It is capable of producing statistically sound, internationally comparable estimates of these indicators.

Learn more about MICS! 
Visit UNICEF's web site dedicated to monitoring the situation of children and women: www.childinfo.org

The current round of MICS is focused on providing a monitoring tool for the World Fit for Children, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), as well as for other major international commitments, such as the UNGASS on HIV and AIDS.

Surveys cover:

Household characteristics, household listing, education, child labour, water and sanitation, salt iodization, insecticide-treated mosquito nets, and support to children orphaned and made vulnerable by HIV and AIDS, with optional modules for disability, child discipline, security of tenure and durability of housing, source and cost of supplies for ITNS, and maternal mortality.

Women's characteristics, child mortality, tetanus toxoid, maternal and newborn health, marriage or union, contraceptive use, HIV and AIDS knowledge, malaria, polygyny, female genital cutting, and sexual behavior, with optional modules for unmet need, security of tenure, and attitudes toward domestic violence.

Children's characteristics, birth registration and early learning, vitamin A, breastfeeding, care of illness, malaria, immunization, and anthropometry, with optional modules for child development, and source and cost of supplies of Oral Rehydration Salts, antibiotics and antimalarias.

Uzbekistan launches report on MICS 2006 survey
30 August 2007 - Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Serbian survey highlights poverty gaps
13 June 2007 - Belgrade, Serbia





Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS)

Monitoring the situation of children and women in CEECIS

Serbia MICS 2005 (May 2007) 

Uzbekistan MICS 2006 (Aug 2007)


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