Overview

Identification

Country

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Title

Bosnia and Herzegovina Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2006

Subtitle

Monitoring the situation of children and women

Abbreviation

MICS 2006

Translated Title

Bosna i Hercegovina, Istraživanje višestrukih pokazatelja, 2006

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-BIH-DEP-MoHFBiH-MoHSWRS-MICS2006/1.0-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 2006 Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey has as its primary objectives:

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

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 Bosnia and Herzegovina 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. 

The 2006 BiH Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey also included a module referring to household income and expenditure within the household questionnaire.

Survey Implementation

The survey was carried out by Ministry of Health and Social Welfare Republika Srpska and FBiH Public Health Institute, with the support and assistance of UNICEF and other partners.  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 BiH Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey included the following modules in the questionnaires:

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

WOMEN'S QUESTIONNAIRE: Women's characteristics, marriage-union, contraception and unmet need, attitude toward domestic violence, sexual behavior, and HIV/AIDS knowledge.

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

Topic Classifications

Household members
Education
Water and sanitation
Household characteristics
Security of tenure
Durability of housing
Child labour
Child discipline
Disability
Household expenditure
Household incomes
Women's background
Maternal and newborn health
Marriage and union
Contraception and umnet need
Attitudes towards domestic violence
Sexual behaviour
HIV/AIDS
Support to children orphaned and made vulnerable by HIV/AIDS
Children's background
Birth registration
Early learning
Child development
Breastfeeding
Care of illness
Immunization
Anthropometry

Coverage

Geographic Coverage

The survey is nationally representative and covers the whole of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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 Health and Social Welfare Republika Srpska/FBiH Public Health Institute

Other Producers

DEP - Directorate for Economic Planning Bosnia and Herzegovina Directorate for Economic Planning Bosnia and Herzegovina Directorate for Economic Planning Bosnia and Herzegovina Directorate for Economic Planning Bosnia and Herzegovina (Council of Ministers): Preparation of state final report
BHAS - BiH Agency for Statistics : Preparation of sample frame
FOS - Federal Office of Statistics : Technical implementation of sample frame on FBiH
RES - Statistical Office of Republika Srpska : Technical implementation of sample frame on FBiH
UNICEF/CO - UNICEF Bosnia and Herzegovina (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 : Funding of survey implementation
DFID - Department for International Development : Funding of survey implementation
OECD - Organisation for economic co-operation and development : Financial and technical support in data archiving

Metadata Production

Metadata produced by:

BHAS - Adilovic, Edina (Agency for Statistics, BiH): Customization of generic template
SMMRI - Bjelic, Ivana (Strategic Marketing Research): Data producer and customization of generic template
TNC - Croft, Trevor (Blancroft Research International): Producer of generic example
BHAS - Halilovic, Amra (Agency for Statistics, BiH): Customization of generic template
UNICEF - Kratina, Mirha (UNICEF Bosnia and Herzegovina): Technical support in data archiving
FBiHPHI - Krupic, Muris (Public Health Institute FBiH): Customization of generic template
FBiHFOS - Memic, Fahrudin (Federal Office of Statistics, FBiH): Data producer and customization of generic template
MoHSWRS - Stijak, Miroslav (Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, RS): Data producer and customization of generic template
DEP - Topcic Elmedin (Directorate for Economic Planning, BiH): Customization of generic template
FBiHPHI - Tukvlija, Sanela (Public Health Institute FBiH): Customization of generic template
James, Rhiannon (UNICEF): Customization of BiH MICS Archive for childinfo.org

Date of metadata publication

2008-03

DDI Document Version

BiH MICS 2006 UNICEF v0.1

DDI Document ID

DDI-BIH-DEP-MoHFBiH-MoHSWRS-MICS2006/1.0-v0.1
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