Multiple indicator cluster survey 2014
and Serbian Roma Settlements
UNICEF’s Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) provides statistically sound and internationally comparable data essential for developing evidence-based policies and programmes, and for monitoring progress towards national and global commitments and goals.
Serbia conducted all previous five rounds of MICS - the last three were conducted on both a general population sample and a sample of the population from Roma settlements in Serbia. The survey is the only source of disaggregated data for a number of standard indicators.
MICS data is therefore used to monitor the implementation of the social inclusion related policies and for monitoring outcomes that are rooted in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
On demand from the Serbian government, MICS indicators are also intended to be used as a basis for the planning of EC Sector Budget Support and monitoring of the implementation of the Action Plan for the Chapter 23 within the EU accession process.
The next cycle of MICS is planned for late 2018, subject to funding availability.