Tajikistan Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2005


Monitoring the situation of children and women


MICS 2005

Translated Title

Tajikistan Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (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.


Version Description

Version 1.0: edited data used for drafting the final report

Production Date




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 Tajikistan Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey has as its primary objectives:

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

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 Tajikistan 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 surveys was carried out by The State Committee on Statistics of the Republic of Tajikistan, 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.

Survey results

Results from the surveys, including national reports, standard sets of tabulations and micro level datasets will all be made widely available after completion of the surveys.  Results from the surveys will also be made available in DevInfo format. DevInfo v5.0 is a powerful database system which has been adapted from UNICEF's ChildInfo technology to specifically monitor progress towards the Millennium Development Goals. MICS Results will also be available through UNICEF's web site dedicated to monitoring the situation of children and women at www.childinfo.org.  Results of the prior round of MICS can already be found at this site.

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


Description of Scope

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

HOUSEHOLD QUESTIONNAIRE : Household Listing, Education, Water and Sanitation, Household characteristics, Insecticide treated Net (ITN) , Child Labour, 	Child Discipline, Maternal Mortality, Salt Iodization

WOMEN'S QUESTIONNAIRE: Women's Characteristics, Child Mortality, Maternal and Newborn Health, Marriage and Union, Contraception, Attitudes Towards Domestic Violence, HIV knowledge, Tuberculosis

CHILDREN'S QUESTIONNAIRE: Children's Characteristics, Birth Registration and Early Learning, Child Development, Vitamin A, Breastfeeding, Care of Illness, Malaria, Immunization, Anthropometry.

Topic Classifications

Household members
Orphaned children
Water and sanitation
Household characteristics
Child labour
Child discipline
Maternal mortality
Salt iodization
Women's background
Child mortality
Maternal and newborn health
Marriage and union
Attitudes towards domestic violence
Children's background
Birth registration
Early learning
Child development
Vitamin A
Care of illness
Source and cost of supplies


Geographic Coverage

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


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)

State Committee on Statistics of the Republic of Tajikistan

Other Producers

SCS - State Committee on Statistics of the Republic of Tajikistan : Technical implementation and supervision
UNICEF/CO - UNICEF, Tajikistan 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


UNICEF - UNICEF CO : Implementation, workshops, printing, international consultant, equipment
UNICEF - UNICEF HQ : Implementation, workshops, printing, international consultant
DfID : Implementation, workshops, printing, international consultant
USAID : Data collection field works, stationary
UNFPA : Data collection field works
UNDP : Data collection field works
OECD - Organisation for economic co-operation and development : Financial and technical support in data archiving

Metadata Production

Metadata produced by:

SMMRI - Bjelic, Ivana (Strategic Marketing Research, Belgrade): Data producer and customization of generic template
TNC - Croft, Trevor (Blancroft Research International): Producer of generic example
UNICEF Tajikistan - Khamirov, Farhod (UNICEF): Technical support
UNICEF - James, Rhiannon (UNICEF): Customisation of MICS archive for childinfo.org

Date of metadata publication


DDI Document Version

Tajikistan MICS 2005 UNICEF v0.1

DDI Document ID

Generated: APR-02-2008 using the IHSN Microdata Management Toolkit