A Brief Introduction to MICS

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MICS (Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys) is a standardized household survey tool, and it has become one of the world’s largest sources of statistical information on children and women. As an important tool for monitoring national development goals and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), MICS provides nationally representative and internationally comparable data on children and their living environment. The 1st round of MICS was launched globally in the mid-1990s. UNICEF is currently supporting the 6th round of MICS. As of October 2020, 343 surveys have been carried out in 118 countries over the past 25 years (https://mics.unicef.org).

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