Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) Tools

This website, from UNICEF, provides a range of tools that are designed to support survey teams through every step of the Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) process. The tools focus on  key areas including: overall planning, design and data collection in the field to data processing, analysis, interpretation, documentation and dissemination.


The design of a MICS survey will depend on an initial assessment of data needed for national and subnational monitoring priorities. The Global MICS Team, together with UNICEF’s country offices, support governments to undertake a meticulous data gap assessment, especially with respect to the type of data a MICS survey could produce. During the planning and design stages, a governing structure is established, including the formation of steering and technical committees that oversee implementation. Once the preparation of the country survey plan and survey budget are completed, fundraising activities can be carried out in a more formal manner.


  • Survey design
  • Data collection
  • Data processing
  • Analysis
  • Report writing
  • Dissemination


UNICEF (2015). Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS). Retrieved from:

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