Kyrgyzstan is Undertaking a Large-Scale Survey on the State of Children and Women in Kyrgyzstan

25 October 2023
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UNICEF Kyrgyzstan
The survey will cover 7,200 households throughout the country.

BISHKEK, October 25, 2023 - The National Statistical Committee is undertaking a nationwide Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS). This large-scale survey will support the Government to collect key indicators that are used to assess the situation of children and women and to measure progress towards the realization of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

This survey is conducted with technical and financial support from the United Nations Children's Fund in the Kyrgyz Republic (UNICEF), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Government of Switzerland.

The Chairman of the National Statistics Committee, Baktybek Kudaibergenov, noted that the data obtained from the results of MICS will help plan and develop social, health and education programs that meet the real needs of women and children in the Kyrgyz Republic.

The survey covers 185 indicators related to the situation of women and children, of which 30 are indicators of the Sustainable Development Goals. The survey will cover 7,200 households throughout the country. Results of the survey will be available in May 2024.

“The results of this research are critical for many areas including health, education, and social protection. To improve the lives of children and women, we need high quality and reliable data about the real situation”, says acting UNICEF representative in Kyrgyzstan Cristina Brugiolo.

Previously, Kyrgyzstan conducted MICS in 1995, 2006, 2014 and 2018. The reports are available on the National Statistics Committee website: MICS-2018 Final Report and MICS-2014 Final Report.

The Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey was developed by UNICEF in the 1990s. The survey has become one of the largest sources of statistically valid and internationally comparable data on women and children worldwide.

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UNICEF Kyrgyzstan

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