- 2017 Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS6)
The Sixth round of the Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) for Sierra Leone was carried out in 2017 by Statistics Sierra Leone (Stats SL) with technical support from United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) as part of the Global MICS Programme. The Government of Sierra Leone, UNICEF, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), World Health Organization (WHO), World Food Programme (WFP) and European Union (EU) provided financial support for the survey. The Global MICS Programme was developed by UNICEF in the 1990s as an international multi-purpose household survey programme to support countries in collecting internationally comparable data on a wide range of indicators on the situation of children and women. MICS surveys measure key indicators that allow countries to generate data for use in policies, programmes, and national development plans, and to monitor progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and other internationally agreed upon commitments.
The specific objectives of the Sierra Leone MICS 2017 were to i. Provide up-to-date information for assessing the situation of children and women in Sierra Leone ii. Provide a measure of the socio-economic impact of the Ebola virus disease (EVD) in Sierra Leone; iii. Provide additional data needed for preparing a country progress report on achieving the goals of World fit for children (WFFC), and the reporting requirements of other international development declarations and agendas; iv. Contribute to the development of the national statistical system, data and monitoring systems, and strengthen national capacity in the design, implementation, and analysis of such monitoring systems. v. Obtain a nationally-representative view of the quality of water that people drink in their home and the quality of their drinking water source. vi. Contribute to the generation of baseline data for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development The objective of this report is to facilitate the timely dissemination and use of results from the Sierra Leone MICS. The report contains detailed information on the methodology of the survey, and all standard MICS tables. The report is accompanied by a series of Statistical Snapshots of the main findings of the survey.