Sudan: Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2014 - Key Findings

from Government of Sudan, UN Children's Fund
Published on 30 Apr 2015


The Sudan Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) was carried out in 2014 by the Central Bureau of Statistics in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, as part of the global MICS programme. Technical support was provided by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

UNICEF, World Health Organization (WHO), United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), World Food Program (WFP), and Department for International Development (DfID) UK provided financial support.
The global MICS programme was developed by UNICEF in 1990s as an international household survey programme to collect 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 accurate evidence for use in policies and programmes, and to monitor progress towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and other internationally agreed upon commitments. The specific objectives of the survey is to

  • Update information for assessing the situation of children and women in Sudan based on MICS5 modules and geographical coverage of the 18 States in Sudan.

  • Measure the trend towards achievement of the MDGs and the goals of a World Fit For Children Plan of Action and other internationally agreed upon indicators related to children and women.

  • Furnish data needed for the indicators as per the global review of the Millennium Development Goals.

  • Contribute to the improvement of data and monitoring systems in Sudan and to strengthen technical expertise, national capacity building in the design, implementation, and analysis of such systems.

  • Update Census indicators and provide solid evidence for decentralization (planning and measure of progress).

  • Provide key evidence for social sector programming and the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP) under development and accountabilities for sector strategic plans and UNDAF 2013-2016.

The objective of this report is to facilitate the timely dissemination and use of key results (national averages) from the Sudan Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS), 2014 prior to the release of full tables and the final analytical report that will contain detailed information on all survey findings by state level, various demographic, social, economic and cultural characteristics. Results related to food security will be analysed and presented within the final full report. The final survey report is expected to be released in July 2015.

Results presented in this report have been reviewed by the national MICS Technical Committee and approved by the national MICS Steering Committee. The results are not expected to change and are considered final.