The National Statistical Committee of the Kyrgyz Republic and UNICEF plan a large-scale study of the situation of children and women in Kyrgyzstan in 2022
The National Statistical Committee of the Kyrgyz Republic and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) in the Kyrgyz Republic signed a Memorandum of Understanding and Cooperation to conduct a national study:"A Multi-Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) on the situation of children and women in Kyrgyzstan in 2022". The Memorandum was signed by the Chairman of the National Statistical Committee of the Kyrgyz Republic, Baktybek Kudaibergenov, and the Head of the UNICEF Representative Office in the Kyrgyz Republic, Ms Christine Jaulmes.
The study will contain data on 24 areas, such as maternal and newborn health, access to early childhood development programs access to education, nutritional status of children, birth registration, and early marriage.
Batybek Kudaibergenov, the Chairman of the National Statistical Committee of the Kyrgyz Republic explained that “The National Statistical Committee has conducted three rounds of the MICS. In 2018, the MICS, data were collected for 31 global SDG monitoring indicators, showing the importance of the next round of the survey. The National Statistical Committee is ready to assist in the preparation and conduct of MICS in 2022.”
“The MICS survey will provide statistically reliable and internationally comparable data on the situation of women and children, which is necessary to monitor progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals. It will also be a good tool for assessing the effectiveness of the implementation of national programs and developing new initiatives based on evidence with measurable indicators,” said Christine Jaulmes, the UNICEF Representative in Kyrgyzstan.
The 2022 study will allow to trace the dynamics in these areas in comparison with 2006, 2014 and 2018.
The Global MICS Programme was developed by UNICEF in the 1990s to support countries in collecting 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 determining policies, programmes, and national development plans. They also facilitate monitoring progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and other internationally agreed upon commitments.
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