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Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS)

Series type 
Multinational survey family

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 now been six 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. Originally, rounds of MICS occurred every five years; with MICS4, the periodicity was 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 rounds sometimes include 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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Kiribati Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2018-2019

Kiribati Social Development Indicator Survey (KSIDS) 2018-2019; Kiribati MICS 2018-2019
Survey: Cross-sectional - Household - Interview - Nationally representative - Subnationally representative - Urban-rural representative

Lesotho Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2018

Lesotho Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2018
Survey: Cross-sectional - Household - Interview - Nationally representative - Subnationally representative - Urban-rural representative

Laos Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2017

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

Guinea Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2016

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

Paraguay Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2016

Paraguay Encuesta de Indicadores Múltiples por Conglomerados 2016
Survey: 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
Survey: 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]
Survey: Cross-sectional - Household - Individual - Interview

Mexico Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2015

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

Mauritania Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2015

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

Mali Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2015

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

Cameroon Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2014

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

Kyrgyzstan Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2014

Многоиндикаторное кластерное обследование в Кыргызской Республике 2014
Survey: Cross-sectional - Household - 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
Survey: Cross-sectional - GPS coordinates (GIS) - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative - Subnationally representative - Urban-rural representative

Guyana Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2014

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

Algeria Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2012-2013

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

Laos Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2011-2012

Laos Social Indicator Survey (LSIS) 2011-2012
Survey: 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
Survey: Cross-sectional - GPS coordinates (GIS) - Household - Individual - Interview - Nationally representative

Costa Rica Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2011

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

Nigeria Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2011

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

Mongolia Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2010

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

Chad Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2010

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

Zimbabwe Multiple Indicator Monitoring Survey 2009

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

Bolivia Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2000

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

Lesotho Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2000

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

Zambia Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 1999

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

Guinea Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 1996

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

Togo Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 1996

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

Ethiopia Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 1995

Multi-Indicator Household Survey, Ethiopia 1995
Survey: 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)
Survey: Household - Individual - Interview - Subnationally representative - Urban-rural representative