Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) BiH 2011 - 2012
The BiH MICS4 2011–2012 was conducted using a representative sample in order to provide estimates for a large number of indicators on the situation of children, women and men as well as household living conditions at the level of BiH, the Federation of BiH (FBiH), the Republic of Srpska (RS) and for urban and rural areas. The survey is based on a representative sample of 6,838 households in BiH (4,107 in FBiH, 2,408 in RS and 323 in Brcko District (BD) of BiH) with an overall response rate of 91 per cent (in total, 5,778 households were interviewed).
The results reflect data collected during the period November 2011 and March 2012. The survey was undertaken as part of the fourth global round of the MICS programme and implemented by the Federal
Ministry of Health (FMH) and the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare of the Republic of Srpska (MHSW RS) in
cooperation with the Institute for Public Health of the FBiH (IPH FBiH) and the Agency for Statistics of BiH (BHAS). Financial and technical support was provided by UNICEF with additional financial support provided by UN Women for preparing the master sample frame, as well as by UNFPA and UNHCR.
The primary aim of MICS is to provide indicators for monitoring the level of progress towards the Millennium
Development Goals, the Plan of Action for A World Fit for Children as well as other international and national
commitments undertaken by BiH. The survey findings are presented from the equity perspective by indicating disparities in accordance with administrative units, sex, area type, the level of education of the respondent or head of the household, household wealth and other characteristics.