Monitoring the situation of children and women
Viet Nam Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2014
The Viet Nam Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) was carried out during 2013-2014 by the Viet Nam General Statistics Office (GSO) in collaboration with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), as part of the global MICS programme. Technical and financial support was provided by UNICEF.
The global MICS programme was developed by UNICEF in the 1990s as an international household survey programme to collect internationally comparable data on a wide range of indicators on the situation of children and women. MICS surveys measure key indicators that allow countries to generate data for use in policies and programmes, and to monitor progress towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and other internationally agreed upon commitments. Additional information on indicators and the analysis conducted in the final report can be found at www.gso.gov.vn, and mics.unicef.org.
The purpose of this reports are:
- To provide up-to-date information to assess the situation of children and women in Viet Nam.
- To generate data for the critical assessment of progress made in various areas and to put additional efforts in those areas that require more attention.
- To furnish data needed for monitoring progress toward goals established in the Millennium Declaration and other internationally agreed upon goals and those in the Viet Nam National Programme of Action for Children 2012-2020 and other national commitments such as reporting for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), World Fit for Children and 5th Convention of the Rights of the Child, as a basis for future action.
- To collect disaggregated data for the identiﬁcation of disparities, to allow for evidence-based policy-making aimed at social inclusion of the most vulnerable.
- To contribute to the generation of baseline data for the post-2015 agenda.
- To validate data from other sources and the results of focused interventions.