Results of MICS 6 (2018) Madagascar
National survey on the socio-demographic situation of households (MICS)
The socio-demographic situation of households remains precarious in Madagascar. This is the first finding of the results of the Multiple Indicators Cluster Survey (MICS) conducted in 2018.
At the end of three and a half months of field data collection work (mid-August to end of November 2018) by 180 people (interviewers and team leaders), the main results on thematic areas and household living conditions are revealing:
- In the area of health, out of 1,000 live births, 21 die in their first month of life; 40 die before their first birthday and 59 die before reaching their 5th birthday.
- In terms of nutrition, one child out of two under the age of five suffers from stunted growth, which is manifested by a low height for his or her age.
- As for education, one in five children aged 6 to 10 and one in three aged 11 to 14 do not attend school. On the other hand, one in two children aged 5 to 17 is already engaged in some form of work.
- Half of the population still does not have access to an improved drinking water source and two out of five people still practice open defecation.
Based on the results of this survey, much remains to be done for Madagascar to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in general and the national specific goals in particular.
As a reminder, the last MICS survey in Madagascar was conducted in 2012 in the four southern regions only. This five-year survey was initiated in August 2018 by INSTAT as part of the global MICS survey program with the technical and financial support of UNICEF, the World Bank and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), under the supervision of the Steering Committee and finally in close collaboration with the Technical Committee set up for this purpose.
This survey is designed primarily to estimate the main indicators used to assess the current situation of the population, particularly children and women. In addition, it provides the necessary indicators to measure the achievement of the (SDGs) and to serve as a reference for the development of the Plan Emergence Madagascar with the sectoral policies that will follow. The results are disaggregated by region, gender, age and place of residence.
Click on the following link to access all reports on this survey: Résultats MICS 2018