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Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS)

Summary 
Started in the mid-90s, the MICS surveys from UNICEF are focused on providing data for tracking progress toward the MDGs, particularly those related to health, education and mortality.

UNICEF started the Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey series in the mid-90s, originally in response to the World Summit for Children. The goal of the first round of MICS was to measure progress towards mid-decade international goals. MICS1 was conducted around 1995 in more than 60 countries; however, data for the first round have not been released and only 12 reports are available online. Printed reports may be available through the library system.

There have been three other rounds of MICS, each including around 60 surveys in low-to-middle-income countries. While each round is different, the surveys are comparable, and topics commonly covered by the MICS include immunization, education, child and maternal health and HIV/AIDS. MICS also has focused on providing data for tracking progress toward the Millennium Development Goals (MDGS), particularly those related to health, education and mortality. In the past, rounds of MICS occurred every five years; with MICS4, the periodicity is being increased to every three years.

Implementation of the surveys is usually done by a government organization, with UNICEF providing technical assistance and training. Mothers or caretakers of children in the household are typically the respondents, and populations covered are children and women ages 15-49. There is a household portion of the survey as well, and the fourth round includes a questionnaire for men, ages 15-49. As with most large international surveys of this type, there are different modules that may or may not be used in a specific country such as salt iodization, child labor, and malaria. The childinfo.org site, where you can download MICS data and reports, has tables specifying which modules were used in which countries. Most MICS are nationally-representative; however, a few surveys have been done of specific populations. Also, in some cases, MICS surveys have been combined with other surveys, such as PAPFAM and DHS.

For more information on MICS, UNICEF has a range of resources on the childinfo.org site, including a page listing available datasets and reports from all rounds.

Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) Dataset Records

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Laos Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2017

Laos Social Indicator Survey (LSIS II) 2017
Cross-sectional - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Urban-rural representative

North Korea Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2017

2017 DPR Korea MICS
Cross-sectional - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Subnationally representative - Urban-rural representative

Guinea Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2016

Cross-sectional - GPS coordinates (GIS) - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Subnationally representative - Urban-rural representative

Paraguay Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2016

Paraguay Encuesta de Indicadores Múltiples por Conglomerados 2016
Cross-sectional - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Urban-rural representative

Cote d'Ivoire Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2016

Enquête par grappes à indicateurs multiples - Côte d’Ivoire 2016
Cross-sectional - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Subnationally representative - Urban-rural representative

Thailand - Bangkok Small Community Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2016

กำรสำรวจสถำนกำรณ์เด็กและสตรีในชุมชนของกรุงเทพมหำนคร พ.ศ. 2559 [A Survey of Children and Women in the Community of Bangkok 2016]
Cross-sectional - Household - Individual - Interview

Mexico Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2015

Encuesta Nacional de Niños, Niñas y Mujeres (ENIM) 2015
Cross-sectional - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Urban-rural representative

Mauritania Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2015

Enquête par Grappes à Indicateurs Multiples (MICS) 2015
Cross-sectional - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Subnationally representative - Urban-rural representative

Kazakhstan Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2015

Cross-sectional - Health facility - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Subnationally representative - Urban-rural representative

Mali Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2015

Enquête par Grappes à Indicateurs Multiples 2015
Cross-sectional - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Subnationally representative - Urban-rural representative

Congo Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2014-2015

Cross-sectional - GPS coordinates (GIS) - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Subnationally representative - Urban-rural representative

Cameroon Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2014

Cameroun Enquête par Grappes à Indicateurs Multiples (MICS5) 2014
Cross-sectional - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Subnationally representative - Urban-rural representative

El Salvador Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2014

Encuesta National de Salud (ENS) 2014
Cross-sectional - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Subnationally representative - Urban-rural representative

Cuba Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2014

Encuesta de Indicadores Múltiples por Conglomerados 2014
Cross-sectional - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Subnationally representative - Urban-rural representative

Benin Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2014

Bénin Enquête par grappes à Indicateurs Multiples (MICS) 2014
Cross-sectional - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Subnationally representative - Urban-rural representative

Dominican Republic Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2014

Encuesta Nacional de Hogares de Propósitos Múltiples (ENHOGAR-MICS) 2014
Cross-sectional - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Subnationally representative - Urban-rural representative

Guinea-Bissau Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2014

Guiné-Bissau Inquérito aos Indicadores Múltiplos 2014
Cross-sectional - De jure - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Subnationally representative - Urban-rural representative

Sao Tome and Principe Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2014

São Tomé e Príncipe Biomarcadores do Inquérito de Indicadores Múltiplos (MICS) 2014
Cross-sectional - GPS coordinates (GIS) - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Subnationally representative - Urban-rural representative

Guyana Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2014

Cross-sectional - Health facility - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Subnationally representative - Urban-rural representative

Kyrgyzstan Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2014

Многоиндикаторное кластерное обследование в Кыргызской Республике 2014
Cross-sectional - Household - Interview - Nationally representative - Subnationally representative - Urban-rural representative

Nepal Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2014

Cross-sectional - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Subnationally representative - Urban-rural representative

Malawi Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2013-2014

Malawi MDG Endline Survey 2014
Cross-sectional - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Subnationally representative - Urban-rural representative

Serbia Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2014

Cross-sectional - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Subnationally representative - Urban-rural representative

Mongolia Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2013

Mongolia Social Indicator Sample Survey (SISS) 2013
Cross-sectional - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Urban-rural representative

Uruguay Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2012-2013

Uruguay Encuesta de Indicadores Múltiples por Conglomerados 2013
Cross-sectional - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Urban-rural representative

Algeria Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2012-2013

Enquête par Grappes à Indicateurs Multiples (MICS) 2012-2013
Cross-sectional - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Subnationally representative - Urban-rural representative

Barbados Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2012

Cross-sectional - De jure - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Subnationally representative - Urban-rural representative

Argentina Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2011-2012

Encuesta de Indicadores Múltiples por Conglomerados 2011/2012
Cross-sectional - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Subnationally representative

Laos Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2011-2012

Laos Social Indicator Survey (LSIS) 2011-2012
Cross-sectional - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Subnationally representative - Urban-rural representative

Ghana Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2011

Ghana Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey with an Enhanced Biomarker and Malaria Module 2011
Cross-sectional - GPS coordinates (GIS) - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative

Costa Rica Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2011

Encuesta de Indicadores Múltiples por Conglomerados 2011
Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Subnationally representative - Urban-rural representative

Iraq Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2011

Cross-sectional - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Subnationally representative - Urban-rural representative

Cuba Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2010-2011

Encuesta de Indicadores Múltiples por Conglomerados 2010/2011
Cross-sectional - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Subnationally representative - Urban-rural representative

Nigeria Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2011

Cross-sectional - GPS coordinates (GIS) - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Subnationally representative - Urban-rural representative

Central African Republic Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2010-2011

Enquête par grappes à indicateurs multiples – MICS couplée avec la sérologie VIH, RCA, 2010
Cross-sectional - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Subnationally representative - Urban-rural representative

Mongolia Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2010

Child Development Survey 2010
Cross-sectional - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Subnationally representative - Urban-rural representative

Serbia Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2010

Cross-sectional - De jure - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Subnationally representative - Urban-rural representative

Togo Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2010

Enquête par Grappes à Indicateurs Multiples 2010
Cross-sectional - Household - Individual - Interview - Urban-rural representative

Palestine Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2010

Palestinian Family Survey 2010
Cross-sectional - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Subnationally representative - Urban-rural representative

Bhutan Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2010

Bhutan Multiple Indicator Survey 2010
Household - Individual - Nationally representative - Subnationally representative - Urban-rural representative

Gambia Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2010

Cross-sectional - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Subnationally representative - Urban-rural representative

Guinea-Bissau Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2010

Inquérito aos indicadores múltiplos (MICS), inquérito demográfico de saúde reprodutiva - Guiné-Bissau, 2010
Cross-sectional - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Urban-rural representative

Chad Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2010

Enquête par grappes à indicateurs multiples Tchad 2010
Cross-sectional - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Subnationally representative - Urban-rural representative

Mali Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2009-2010

Mali Enquêtes par Grappes à Indicateurs Multiples/ Enquête Légère Intégrée auprès des Ménages (MICS-ELIM) 2009
Cross-sectional - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Subnationally representative - Urban-rural representative

Zimbabwe Multiple Indicator Monitoring Survey 2009

Zimbabwe Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2009
Cross-sectional - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Subnationally representative - Urban-rural representative

Mauritania Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2007

Enquête par Grappes à Indicateurs Multiples 2007
Cross-sectional - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Subnationally representative - Urban-rural representative

Morocco Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2006

Morocco Enquête Nationale à Indicateurs Multiples et Santé des Jeunes 2006
Cross-sectional - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Urban-rural representative

Central African Republic Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2006

République Centrafricaine Enquête par Grappe à Indicateurs Multiples, couplée avec la Sérologie VIH et Anémie 2006
Cross-sectional - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Subnationally representative

Djibouti Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2006

Enquête Djiboutienne à Indicateurs Multiples 2006
Cross-sectional - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Urban-rural representative

Syria Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2006

Cross-sectional - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Subnationally representative - Urban-rural representative

Belize Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2006

Cross-sectional - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Subnationally representative - Urban-rural representative

Georgia Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2005

Cross-sectional - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Subnationally representative - Urban-rural representative

Democratic Republic of the Congo Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2001

La République Démocratique du Congo Enquête Nationale sur la Situation des Enfants et des Femmes 2001
Cross-sectional - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Subnationally representative - Urban-rural representative

Indonesia Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2000

Indonesia Mother and Child Education and Health Survey 2000
Cross-sectional - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Urban-rural representative

Central African Republic Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2000

Republique Centrafricaine Enquête à Indicateurs Multiples - MICS 2000
Cross-sectional - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Subnationally representative - Urban-rural representative

India Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2000

Cross-sectional - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Subnationally representative - Urban-rural representative

Comoros Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2000

La Comores Enquête à Indicateurs Multiples
Cross-sectional - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Urban-rural representative

Bolivia Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2000

Encuesta de múltiples indicadores por conglomerados 2000
Cross-sectional - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Subnationally representative - Urban-rural representative

Kenya Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2000

Cross-sectional - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Subnationally representative - Urban-rural representative

Iran Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2000

A Survey on Population & Health Characteristics of Islamic Republic of Iran September, 2000
Cross-sectional - Household - Individual - Interview

Moldova Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2000

Cross-sectional - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Subnationally representative - Urban-rural representative

Lebanon Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2000

Multiple Cluster Survey On the Situation of Children in Lebanon
Cross-sectional - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative

Sudan Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2000

Cross-sectional - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Subnationally representative - Urban-rural representative

Myanmar Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2000

Cross-sectional - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Subnationally representative - Urban-rural representative

Algeria Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2000

Enquête nationale sur les objectifs de la fin décennie santé mère et enfant EDG Algérie 2000
Cross-sectional - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Urban-rural representative

Vietnam Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2000

Cross-sectional - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Subnationally representative - Urban-rural representative

Burundi Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2000

Enquête Nationale d'Evaluation des Conditions de Vie de l'Enfant et de la Femme au Burundi
Household - Individual - Interview - Urban-rural representative

Lesotho Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2000

Kingdom of Lesotho 2000 End Decade Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (EMICS) 2000
Cross-sectional - Household - Interview - Nationally representative - Subnationally representative - Urban-rural representative

Laos Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2000

Laos National Health Survey 2000
Cross-sectional - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Urban-rural representative

Zambia Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 1999

Child Labor Survey and End of Decade Survey 1999
Cross-sectional - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Subnationally representative - Urban-rural representative

Nepal Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 1995-1998

Nepal Multiple Indicator Surveillance 1995-1998
Community - Facility (non-health) - Health facility - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Subnationally representative - Urban-rural representative

Bolivia Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 1996

Bolivia Encuesta Nacional de Multiples Indicadores 1996
Cross-sectional - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Urban-rural representative

Lesotho Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 1996

Cross-sectional - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Subnationally representative - Urban-rural representative

Mongolia Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 1996

Mongolia Child Development Survey 1996
Cross-sectional - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Urban-rural representative

Gabon Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 1996

Cross-sectional - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Subnationally representative - Urban-rural representative

Guinea Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 1996

Guinée Enquête à Indicateurs Multiples (EIM) 1996
Cross-sectional - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Urban-rural representative

Togo Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 1996

Togo Enquête par Grappe à Indicateurs Multiple 1996
Cross-sectional - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Subnationally representative - Urban-rural representative

Laos Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 1996

Cross-sectional - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Subnationally representative - Urban-rural representative

Syria Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 1995

Cross-sectional - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Subnationally representative - Urban-rural representative

Turkey Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 1995

Cross-sectional - De jure - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Subnationally representative - Urban-rural representative

Iran Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 1995

Multiple Health Indicator Cluster Survey of The Islamic Republic of Iran 1995
Cross-sectional - Household - Interview - Nationally representative - Urban-rural representative

Ethiopia Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 1995

Multi-Indicator Household Survey, Ethiopia 1995
Cross-sectional - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Subnationally representative - Urban-rural representative

Zaire Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 1995

Enquête Nationale sur la Situation des Enfants et des Femmes (ENSEF-ZAIRE/1995)
Household - Individual - Interview - Subnationally representative - Urban-rural representative

China Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 1995

Cross-sectional - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Subnationally representative - Urban-rural representative