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1 Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys Data Interpretation, Further Analysis and Dissemination Workshop Examples of Dissemination Tools developed for MICS

2 Dissemination templates 1. Animated presentations- Book-Summary-Website 2. Brochures-CD-Poster- Informational stacked sheets

3 Templates: Brochures-CD-Poster-Informational stacked sheets Also included: instructions and a colour chart

4 Instructions 2. Children’s Book 3. MICS Summary 4. WordPress Website 1. Animated Presentations Templates: Animated presentations-Book- Summary-Website

5 Templates: 3-fold & accordion brochures/posters:


7 Simple tools to present key findings Add photos, maps, tables or charts Templates come in the Microsoft suite for easy customization and Adobe InDesign (more advanced users/printers). Step by step customization guides is provided NOTE: pictures should be at least 1024 x 768 pixels (sufficient for a 4x6 inches---10x15 cm---picture in the posters, smaller resolution can be used in brochures). About 300 dpi for print purposes. JPEG is an appropriate format. 3-fold & accordion brochures/posters

8 Accordion brochure Side A) Side B)

9 Suriname Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2011 Monitoring the situation of children and women Template also available in InDesign. Customization instructions are available in Word or PDF. MICS CD Template in Power Point

10 Stacked Informational Sheets

11 Animated presentations Give your videos a more professional look and feel With title sequences and segues As your videos transition from one indicator topic to another, the segues help transition your presentations and prepare the audience for the next topic. Includes all UN languages (& add your own), these presentations add visual interest to your videos.

12 Animated Presentation: Storyboard

13 Children’s Book Share findings with children and classrooms. Suitable for adult audiences! Over 300 illustrations, multiple page templates… easy for anyone to mix-and-match artwork to create an attractive and educational book. May encourage children to carry out their own survey to see how their communities or families compare with the country as a whole. Production likely requires assistance of a designer. Book should be professionally printed.





18 See example from NepalNepal

19 MICS Summary

20 Enables you to create a sharp, brief report to attractively convey your findings. Can be professionally printed or directly from your desktop printer. Clean look and an easy solution. Designed in both letter and A4 sizes, users can choose among Abode InDesign, Quark XPress and Microsoft Word to create their final publication.

21 Word Press website Easy-to-use, intuitive application. Opportunity to combine text, graphs, photos and videos. Content is easily managed using a friendly backend that enables you to make changes instantly. Ideal for both technical and nontechnical users. Preferable to consult with an IT officer during installation

22 Word Press: Installation Instructions

23 Other examples

24 Journalist Workshop Agenda Detailed agenda of how to structure a 3-hour workshop to educate/further sensitize journalists on what is MICS, how to interpret/use its findings Objectives:  List at least three ways to use MICS data  Describe how to bring MICS data to life for their audiences  Develop at least 3 stories that feature or use MICS data One version for facilitators, one for journalists Link to Journalist Workshop Agenda

25 Use of infographics to present MICS data

26 Infographics to present MICS data: General observations Currently available: Belarus, Belize, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Kazakhstan, Republic of Moldova, Serbia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Ukraine Varying levels of: quality, accuracy, ease of understanding (for both narratives and visuals), and interpretation of the data. Esthetics seem at times to take over quality of the content

27 Infographics to present MICS data: Obtaining guidance No guidelines currently available from DPS, nor from DOC (upcoming, but not on MICS) Most countries have asked feedback from NYHQ (D&A Section) and/or CEE/CIS Regional Office While requested, feedback not always incorporated Who’s responsible for providing guidance… Brand Unit at DOC? Social Media Unit? Data Dissemination Unit in DPS? How to provide it? Hands-on webinar? In-person training? Advice on-demand? Gallery of best examples?

28 Infographics to present MICS data: Some lessons learned Field offices are left on their own to plan, select the data, develop, produce and evaluate infographics This puts UNICEF’s reputation of knowledge leader at risk. Especially true considering infographics’s growing popularity, on one hand, and the lack of rigor on the content (at the expense of the look), on the other hand This can also affect reliability of, and confidence in, MICS data

29 Infographics to present MICS data: What makes a great infographic? Attractive visual explanation to easily understand technical, and sometimes complicated, information Should be telling a story Usually stands alone/completely self-explanatory Makes for faster, more consistent understanding Universally understandable They are NOT: a visual list, a group of large numbers with supporting graphics, a collection of statistics, or dependent on another report.

30 Infographics to present MICS data: Steps to develop and produce infographics Planning (give yourself plenty of time from beginning to end) Identifying resources and getting guidance Selecting the data Developing a creative concept Producing and pre-testing the infographic Disseminating Promoting Measuring effectiveness

31 Infographics to present MICS data: Common pitfalls to be aware (based on observations) Too much text and content not accessible to non- technical audiences. Note: when required, define technical terms (stunted: too short for their age). Inappropriate use of icons/symbols to represent the findings (kid on a scale to depict weight at birth). Use of alpha proportions instead of numeric (e.g., “every fifth” instead of simply “1 in 5”… especially when accompanied by illustrations)

32 Icon (visuals) size proportions not respected (1/3 should be 3 times smaller) Order of legend and bar chart not matching Overuse of decimals (keep it simple) Inconsistent color coding throughout the infographic (same categories [urban-rural; male-female; poorest quintile-richest quintile; etc.] should use same colors) Overuse of acronyms (if required, spell them out at first use) Infographics to present MICS data: Common pitfalls to be aware (based on observations)

33 Infographics to present MICS data: Infographics generators & References Generators: Free (;; picktochart; Many Eyes; Wordle)easel.lyinfogr.ampicktochartMany EyesWordle At a cost (, OmniGraffle for Mac or Ipad)visual.lyOmniGraffle Useful references: SkilledUp; Information aesthetics; Mike Wirth YouTube; The Information Design Handbook; Infographic guidelines by the UK government Office for National Statistics; A Few Rules for Making Homemade Infographics; Wikipedia page on infographic; The work of Edward Tufte and Graphics Press) SkilledUpInformation aestheticsMike Wirth YouTube The Information Design HandbookInfographic guidelinesA Few Rules for Making Homemade Infographics Wikipedia page on infographicThe work of Edward Tufte and Graphics Press

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