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MICS3 & Global Commitments MICS3 Data Analysis and Report Writing
Overview Global reporting context Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) World Fit For Children (WFFC) MICS3 and global commitments Uses of MICS at national level
Global Reporting Context Past:World Summit for Children indicators only Present: Many new international goals and targets - World Fit For Children (WFFC) - Millennium Development Goals (MDG) - UNGASS for HIV/AIDS - Abuja targets for malaria - Poverty Reduction Strategy Plans (PRSP) - UNICEF/MTSP
MDG Global Reporting Process Secretary-General issues an annual progress report based on the 48 MDG indicators, aggregated at the global and regional levels UN Statistics Division (UNSTAT) coordinates data analysis and maintains database on MDG indicators website: www.millenniumindicators.un.org
MDG Global Reporting Process Lead agencies have been identified for each MDG indicator and submit summary progress reports on respective MDG indicators to UNSTAT – UNICEF and WHO lead agencies for reporting on health-related indicators – UNICEF and other agencies on HIV/AIDS and education indicators UNSTAT prepares draft global report SG Office reviews/edits/publishes report
MDG Global Reporting Process Joint estimates on health-related indicators – Under five mortality (UNICEF, WHO, World Bank) – Maternal mortality (WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA) – Malaria (WHO, UNICEF) – Water (WHO, UNICEF) – Sanitation (WHO, UNICEF) – Immunization (WHO, UNICEF) – HIV/AIDS (WHO, UNICEF, UNAIDS)
MDG Global Reporting Process Status report – 5 years after Millennium Declaration adopted and 10 years before targets to be achieved Prepared by 25 UN agencies and international organizations Coordinated by UN Statistics Division Issued in June 2005
World Fit For Children (WFFC) Declaration and Plan of Action …We will regularly monitor at the national level and where appropriate, at the regional level, and assess progress towards the goals and targets in this plan of action at national, regional and global levels … [para 60] …As the worlds lead agency for children, UNICEF is requested to continue to prepare and disseminate... information on the progress made in the implementation of the Declaration and Plan of Action… [para 61]
World Fit For Children (WFFC) Provide a global assessment of whether countries are on track to achieve WFFC objectives & targets Take stock of actions by governments, civil society and other stakeholders to achieve targets Draw attention to challenges in achieving targets Mobilize partners to accelerate progress toward achieving targets, particularly as they are milestones to achieving MDGs and other goals Commemorative Session, September 2007 Objectives:
World Fit For Children (WFFC) Headquarters One day General Assembly Session dedicated to reviewing progress Global progress report prepared by mid-2007 Regional Regional meetings (inter-governmental bodies) - inclusion of progress on WFFC Country level Countries to prepare progress reports by end-2006 with UNICEF support –UNICEF Executive Director will send message to UN missions and UNICEF representatives –Guidelines sent out by June 2006 Commemorative Session, September 2007 Scope of Review:
World Fit For Children (WFFC) Commemorative Session, September 2007
MICS & Global Commitments Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS)
MICS & Global Commitments MICS has become a key data source for monitoring the Millennium Development Goals, World Fit for Children, and other major international commitments, such as UNGASS and Abuja targets Key source of data for MDG monitoring (21 of the 53 MDG indicators can be collected in the current round of MICS – largest single source of data for MDG monitoring) Key source of data for A World Fit for Children Commemorative Session in 2007 (national, regional and global reporting on progress) Role of MICS
Household Survey Activity 2003-2006
Planned Activities Increased frequency of MICS – every three years instead of every five years Major analysis of MICS (and other household survey data) for WFFC commemorative session in 2007 Ongoing updates of UNICEF global databases; data available on www.childinfo.org
Use of MICS at national level Track trends on key indicators for well-being of women and children Analyze disparities within sub-groups of the population Provide evidence base for improved policy formulation and programme planning Identify new areas of concern
Disparity Analysis Rural children nearly twice as likely to be underweight as urban children
Disparity Analysis No significant disparities in underweight prevalence between boys and girls, except in South Asia
Inform programme planning
Evidence based policy formulation Anti-malarial treatment of children under five with fever Changes in anti-malarial drug policies to ACTs
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