Chairperson of the Committee on Health, Labour and Social Welfare Mr Suad Numanović today has attended the press conference on the presentation of key findings of the Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS), which was carried out in 2018 by the Statistical Office of Montenegro, with the technical assistance provided by UNICEF, and financial support of the Government of Montenegro, UNICEF, and UNHCR. The press conference was held in the UN Eco House.
The MICS key findings at the press conference were presented by Head of the UNICEF Representative Office to Montenegro Mr Osama Makkawi Khogali, Deputy Prime Minister of Montenegro for economic policy and financial system Mr Milutin Simović, and director of the Statistical Office of Montenegro Ms Gordana Radojević.
After the census, MICS is the biggest survey which is being carried out worldwide every five years, aimed at collecting statistically reliable and internationally comparable data on a number of indicators in the fields of health, education, welfare, protection of the environment, living conditions, wellbeing etc. This survey was last done in Montenegro in 2013.
It was pointed out at the press conference that Montenegro was the first in the Balkans to implement the new round of international MISC within which this time a total of 3,826 households were surveyed in the country and additional 854 households in Roma neighbourhoods.
Furthermore, it was said at the press conference that MISC measures key indicators in various areas on the status of rights of children and women and that the data obtained from the survey will be used to assess Montenegro’s progress in achieving the SDGs and relevant national strategies, as well as the country’s progress in the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
MICS is the largest source of statistically reliable and internationally comparable data on children and families worldwide. The defined surveys collect information on households, women and men ages 15 to 49, and children younger than 5 and children 5-18.