Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys


Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) is an international household survey program developed by UNICEF. It has been conducted in more than 100 countries of the world. In Balochistan, first MICS was conducted during 2003-04 at district level with the technical and financial assistance of UNICEF. Its report may be read at links given in the right pane.
Planning & Development department, Government of Balochistan is conducting second round of district based MICS. UNICEF and Federal Bureau of Statistics are providing technical support. It is fully financed by UNICEF, DFID and AusAid. Its report will be available by the end of year 2010 and will also be published on website of Government of Balochistan ( http://www.balochistan.gov.pk ), which can be visited for updates on MICS Balochistan 2009-10.


  • Assess current situation of women and children
  • Monitor progress towards national MDGs and provincial and national development targets
  • Provide evidence for informed decision making
  • Increase national / provincial technical capacity on research

List of indicators

Implementation Steps

  • Selection of indicators
  • Customization of standard MICS-4 questionnaires
  • Household listing
  • Data collection
  • Data entry and analysis
  • Report writing
  • Report dissemination Add your content…

Management Structure

MICS Balochistan 2009-10 is lead by MICS Steering Committee headed by Additional Chief Secretary (Development), Balochistan. Steering Committee members include Secretaries to Government of Balochistan all Divisional Commissioners and representatives of reputed NGOs. A Technical Committee, chaired by Chief Economist of Balochistan, provides technical support in all crucial matters. Its constitution comprises of Additional Secretaries, Academia and NGOs. Chief of Section (MICS/Programming), P&D Department, performs as secretary to the Technical Committee. MICS Secretariat handles affairs relating to implementation of MICS Balochistan in addition to providing secretarial support to the Steering and Technical Committees. Chief of Section (MICS/Programming) is head of MICS Secretariat.

Contact Us

Chief of Section (MICS/Programming)
MICS Secretariat, Planning & Development Department, Balochistan
Bock-6, Civil Secretariat, Quetta
Ph # 92 81 920 1225, FAX 92 81 9202034
email: [email protected]