Democratic Republic of the Congo Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) 2010
The Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) is an international household survey program developed by UNICEF with the purpose of monitoring the situation of children and women in developing countries. The primary areas of concern are health (particularly HIV/AIDS), education, and child protection. To date, there have been 4 international rounds of the MICS. The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) was surveyed in rounds 1 (1995), 2 (2001), and 4 (2010).
The DRC MICS4 2010 was developed and conducted with the intention of measuring progress towards target year 15 of the Millennium Development Goals but the majority of the data are compatible with the previous rounds of the MICS. Data collection for the 2010 DRC MICS took place between February 8 and April 26, 2010.
In this round, a multi-stage stratified sampling has been applied to draw samples from each of the 11 provinces, proportional to population size (pps). The sample is representative for the populations in the cities, townships and rural areas. The total sample of 11,490 households is distributed over 383 clusters of 30 households each: 32 clusters from neighbourhoods in cities, 115 clusters from townships and 236 clusters from rural areas.
Information on all other MICS fourth round surveys can be found here.
Prior to downloading MICS datasets, a request must be made through UNICEF. The request form for the fourth round MICS is located here.