The Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) Punjab, 2014 [Pakistan] was carried out during 2014 by Bureau of Statistics Punjab in collaboration with United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). It was conducted as part of the 5th global round of MICS. Major funding was provided by Government of the Punjab through Annual Development Programme 2014-15 and the technical support was provided by the UNICEF.
The global MICS programme was developed by UNICEF in the 1990s as an international household survey programme to collect 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 and programmes, and to monitor progress towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and other internationally agreed upon commitments. MICS is flexible to adjust country specific indicators to meet planning needs such as in MICS Punjab, 2014 data on ‘income & employment’, ‘workers’, ‘remittances’, ‘safety nets’, etc was also collected.
The major objective of this report is to facilitate the data users to review the MICS Punjab, 2014 results swiftly.