Thailand 14 Provinces Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) 2015-2016
The 14 Provinces MICS seeks to generate statistically valid data on children in the most disadvantaged and vulnerable provinces in Thailand through a evidence-based approach.
The 14 Provinces MICS seeks to generate statistically valid data on children in the most disadvantaged and vulnerable provinces in Thailand through a systematic and evidence-based approach. This survey provides a unique source of data and information, covering more than 80 indicators in the areas of nutrition, child health, water and sanitation, reproductive health, child development, literacy and education, child protection and HIV/AIDS. Data derived from the survey will help to clearly identify issues that adversely affect the well-being and development
of children in Thailand. A more comprehensive understanding of the situation of children in the 14 provinces will enable improved planning for equity-based policies and programme interventions at the provincial level. It will also respond to the national policy to leave no-one behind. In addition, the data are to be used as baselines for several Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) indicators in the 14 provinces.
The 14 Provinces MICS was carried out at the same time as the National MICS in 2015-2016 by the Thailand National Statistical Office (TNSO) as part of the global MICS programme. The national survey findings report is available through www.nso.go.th or mics.unicef.org, providing detailed results for reference purposes. The survey was made possible through financial and technical support mainly from the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the National Health Security Office. A joint Royal Thai Government Steering Group guided an initial planning of the survey. A technical group, composed of representatives from key line ministries and local
experts, assisted in customizing and adapting the global MICS 5 tools to the local context.