Get in the MICS, 2022
The Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) is one of the largest sources of statistically sound and internationally comparable data on children and women, worldwide.
The 2022 MICS, implemented in collaboration with the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ), the Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), represents the fourth time that Jamaica is implementing this survey, as it is an integral part of national evidence-based planning and a major source of data for more than 30 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) indicators. These data will help the country to track our progress towards achieving relevant goals under Vision 2030 Jamaica, as well as inform the next National Sustainable Development Plan.
During the MICS fieldwork, trained interviewers conduct face-to-face interviews at a nationally representative sample of 7,800 households on a variety of topics – focusing mainly on those issues that directly affect the lives of children and women, such as child protection, education, child health and nutrition. An additional outcome of this MICS is a nationally representative sample of household phone numbers, which would allow stakeholders to do interim follow-up ‘quick surveys’ to study how certain indicators change over time.
The Jamaica 2022 Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey aims to:
1. Provide high quality data to assess the situation of women, children and households, and measure progress made towards the achievement of global and national social-related goals;
2. Provide disaggregated data for the identification of disparities, to inform the development of evidence-based policies and programmes aimed at social inclusion and the most vulnerable;
3. Establish a mobile phone database that allows the implementation of short, rapid surveys to a nationally representative sample, to assist in crises monitoring and intervention, measuring programme coverage, and opinion polling; and
4. Contribute to the improvement of data and monitoring systems in Jamaica, and to strengthen technical expertise in the design, implementation and analysis of such systems.
Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
Partner Type: International financial institution
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has been working to support the development agenda through addressing constraints to economic growth with a focus on improving public sector management; increasing private sector productivity and growth; and reinforcing human capital protection and development. The IDB supports research and diagnostics on education financing and is a strategic partner with UNICEF.
Planning Institute of Jamaica
Partner Type: Government
An agency of the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service (MoFPS), the PIOJ coordinates the development of policies, plans and programmes for the sustainable development of Jamaica. Therefore, PIOJ plays an important role in advising the government on major issues related to economic, environmental and social policy and managing external cooperation agreements and programmes.
Statistical Institute of Jamaica
Partner Type: Government
The main functions of STATIN are to collect, compile, analyze, abstract and publish statistical information relating to the commercial, industrial, social, economic and general activities and condition of the people of Jamaica.