UNICEF Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS round 3) Evaluation

Dates: 2007-2008

Countries: Bangladesh, Cote d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Georgia, Ghana, Guyana, Kazakhstan, Thailand

Client(s): UNICEF

Services: Applied Technology, Monitoring, Evaluation, and Research

Technical Expertise: Newborn and Child Health , Maternal Health

A JSI Evaluation Team was selected to assist UNICEF in evaluating the third round of its global survey program, known as the Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys or MICS. Through these surveys UNICEF embarked on a bold initiative to offer household surveys as a gap-filling tool to assist countries in reporting on global goals and targets. Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys evolved rapidly through three rounds during the period 1995 to 2007. UNICEF commissioned this evaluation of the MICS - third round (MICS3) in order to judge if the initiative's results are justified by the expenses and commitments made and to learn how best to use and improve the MICS and similar data in support of global goals and targets.

In addition to a general assessment of all MICS3 countries, this evaluation proposed a set of countries for in-depth study by drawing on the availability of long-established JSI offices in countries around the world. In addition, collaborating organizations in three countries where the MICS3 was conducted partnered with JSI in this evaluation.


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