Guinea-Bissau releases the results of the most extensive household survey

The sixth round of the Guinea-Bissau Multiple Indicators Survey (MICS6) included over 250 indicators and involved more than 7,000 families as a sample

21 October 2020
Utilização do Mics App

BISSAU, Guinea-Bissau: On October 21st, 2020, the Government of Guinea-Bissau, through the Ministry of Economy, Plan and Regional Integration, and its partners, released the results of the sixth Multiple Indicators Survey - MICS-6, which data collection took place in 2018-2019. The sixth round of the MICS survey at the national level was carried out by the State Secretariat for Planning and Regional Integration and the National Statistics Institute (INE), benefiting from the technical and financial support of the European Union, UNFPA, WFP, UNDP and UNICEF.

Physical participation in the event has been limited due to the preventive measures of COVID-19, but all interested people have been able to participate through video conference - zoom.

About five years after the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Multiple Indicators Survey (MICS) continues to prove to be an important source of indicators for assessing progress in countries in relation to reaching global commitments.

In the specific case of Guinea-Bissau, this MICS is a reference that allows updating the database on indicators for different users, especially for the elaboration and monitoring of the implementation of national development policies, plans and programmes, as well as the SDGs.

Since 1995, MICS has enabled many countries, including Guinea-Bissau, to produce up-to-date, reliable and statistically comparable data at the international level, from a range of indicators in the areas of child mortality, education, child protection and HIV/AIDS etc. Guinea-Bissau has joined the initiative, having already successfully conducted all 5 MICS surveys, the last of which, in 2014.

Since the beginning, UNICEF has supported the implementation of the MICS worldwide, through the provision of technical and financial assistance to countries in the generation of high-quality data and indicators on the situation of families (women, men and children). Over the past 21 years, in five rounds of MICS, nearly 300 surveys have been carried out in more than 100 countries.

Guinea-Bissau’s MICS data is also available through an application for the entire population, worldwide, through which we can access them in real time remotely through a click on any mobile device, namely, the Guinea Bissau MICS app.

For more information, read Findings of the Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) in Guinea-Bissau.

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Wilson Gama
Communication Officer
UNICEF Guinea-Bissau
Tel: +245 95 579 79 53


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