The Gambia Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2018
The survey provides important details about the welfare of women and children in The Gambia
The Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS) are conducted in many countries and uses internationally accepted standards for gathering social data on a national scale. The major objective of the survey is to monitor progress made in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as well as the National Development Plan (NDP) of The Gambia.
The Gambia MICS 2018 show remarkable progress in advancing the wellbeing of women and children in The Gambia. However, the MICS 2018 findings also reveal high disparities between households from different regions; rural and urban areas; households’ socio-economic status, and education levels of mothers/primary caretaker.
The survey was conducted in the eight Local Government Areas (LGAs) in The Gambia between January and April 2018 by the Gambia Bureau of Statistics (GBoS) with technical assistance from UNICEF. 7,405 out of 7800 sampled households across the LGAs were successfully interviewed translating to a response rate of 98.5 per cent.
The survey provides approximately 170 key indicators about women and children on the health, nutrition, education, water, reproductive health and child protection. Among which, 35 are Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) indicators.