Overview

Identification

Country

Republic of Belarus

Title

Belarus Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2005

Subtitle

Monitoring the Situation of Children and Women

Abbreviation

MICS 2005

Survey Type

Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey - Round 3 [hh/mics-3]

Series Information

The Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey, Round 3 (MICS3) is the third round of MICS surveys, previously conducted around 1995 (MICS1) and 2000 (MICS2).  Many questions and indicators are consistent and compatible with the prior round of MICS (MICS2) but less so with MICS1, although there have been a number of changes in definition of indicators between rounds.  Details can be found by reviewing the indicator definitions.

ID Number

DDI-BLR-MINSTAT-MICS20051.0-v0.1

Version

Version Description

Version 1.0: edited data used for final report

Production Date

2006-07-20

Overview

Abstract

The Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) is a household survey programme developed by UNICEF to assist countries in filling data gaps for monitoring human development in general and the situation of children and women in particular.  MICS is capable of producing statistically sound, internationally comparable estimates of social indicators. The current round of MICS is focused on providing a monitoring tool for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the World Fit for Children (WFFC), as well as for other major international commitments, such as the United Nations General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) on HIV/AIDS and the Abuja targets for malaria.

Survey Objectives 

The 2005 Belarus Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey has as its primary objectives:

To provide up-to-date information for assessing the situation of children and women in Belarus

To furnish data needed for monitoring progress toward goals established in the Millennium Declaration, the goals of A World Fit For Children (WFFC), and other internationally agreed upon goals, as a basis for future action;

To contribute to the improvement of data and monitoring systems in Belarus and to strengthen technical expertise in the design, implementation, and analysis of such systems.

Survey Content

MICS questionnaires are designed in a modular fashion that can be easily customized to the needs of a country.  They consist of a household questionnaire, a questionnaire for women aged 15-49 and a questionnaire for children under the age of five (to be administered to the mother or caretaker). Other than a set of core modules, countries can select which modules they want to include in each questionnaire.

Survey Implementation

The survey was carried out by the Ministry of Statistics and Analysis of the Republic of Belarus, and Research Institute of Statistics of the Ministry of Statistics and Analysis of the Republic of Belarus with the support and assistance of UNICEF and Ministry of Health. Technical assistance and training for the surveys is provided through a series of regional workshops, covering questionnaire content, sampling and survey implementation; data processing; data quality and data analysis; report writing and dissemination.

Kind of Data

Sample survey data [ssd]

Unit of Analysis

Households (defined as a group of persons who usually live and eat together)

De jure household members (defined as memers of the household who usually live in the household, which may include people who did not sleep in the household the previous night, but does not include visitors who slept in the household the previous night but do not usually live in the household)

Women aged 15-49

Children aged 0-4

Scope

Description of Scope

The Belarus Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey included the following modules in the questionnaires:

HOUSEHOLD QUESTIONNAIRE : Household characteristics, household listing, education, child labour, water and sanitation, child discipline.

WOMEN'S QUESTIONNAIRE: Women's characteristics, child mortality, maternal and newborn health, marriage/union, contraception and unmet need, and HIV/AIDS knowledge.

CHILDREN'S QUESTIONNAIRE: Children's characteristics, early learning, breastfeeding, care of illness, immunization, and anthropometry.

Topic Classifications

Household members
Education
Water and sanitation
Household characteristics
Child labour
Child discipline
Women's background
Child mortality
Maternal and newborn health
Marriage and union
Contraception
HIV/AIDS
Children's background
Early learning
Breastfeeding
Care of illness
Immunization
Anthropometry

Coverage

Geographic Coverage

The survey is nationally representative and covers the whole of Belarus.

Universe

The survey covered all de jure household members (usual residents), all women aged 15-49 years resident in the household, and all children aged 0-4 years (under age 5) resident in the household.

Producers and Sponsors

Primary Investigator(s)

Ministry of Statistics and Analysis of the Republic of Belarus
Research Institute of Statistics (Ministry of Statistics and Analysis of the Republic of Belarus)

Other Producers

MINSTAT - Ministry of Statistics and Analysis of the Republic of Belarus : Technical implementation and supervision
Research Institute of Statistics (Ministry of Statistics and Analysis of the Republic of Belarus): Methodological conceptualization of the survey
UNICEF/CO - UNICEF, Belrus Country Office (UNICEF): Technical assistance
UNICEF/MICS coord./Region - UNICEF Regional MICS coordinator (UNICEF): International technical assistance
UNICEF/M&E/Region - UNICEF Regional M&E officer (UNICEF): International technical assistance
UNICEF/SIS/DPP/NYHQ - Strategic Information Section, Division of Policy and Planning, UNICEF NYHQ (UNICEF): International technical assistance

Funding

UNICEF - UNICEF HQ : Funding of survey implementation
UNICEF - UNICEF CO : Funding of survey implementation
OECD - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development : Financial and technical support in data archiving

Other Acknowledgements

The Ministry of Health: Technical assistance to the Ministry of Statistics and Analysis of the Republic of Belarus in receiving from medical institutions the lists of the households with children under five and the immunization cards
Galina Gasyuk (The Ministry of Statistics and Analysis): Survey Coordinator
Svetlana Novoselova (The Ministry of Statistics and Analysis): Survey Coordinator
Victor Tamashevich (Research Institute of Statistics ): Technical Director
Irina Bulgakova (The Ministry of Statistics and Analysis): Sampling Expert
Olga Yakimovich (The Ministry of Statistics and Analysis): Sampling Expert
Inna Konoshonok (The Ministry of Statistics and Analysis): Data Processing Expert

Metadata Production

Metadata produced by:

MINSTAT - Konoshonok, Inna (Ministry of Statistics and Analysis of the Republic of Belarus ): Producer of MICS3 Belarus Archive
UNICEF - Mufel, Natalia (UNICEF, Belarus ): Coodination of data archiving proccess
TNC - Croft, Trevor (Blancroft Research International): Producer of generic MICS example archive
SMMRI - Bjelic, Ivana (Strategic Marketing): Data archiving consultant
SMMRI - James, Rhiannon (UNICEF): Adaption od MICS3 Belaris Archive for www.childinfo.org

Date of metadata publication

2008-01-31

DDI Document Version

Belarus MICS UNICEF 2005 v0.6

DDI Document ID

DDI-BLR-UNICEF-MICS2005/1.0-v0.1
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