Ghana Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2011

Short Name: 
GHA MICS 2011 
The Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) 2011 is the fourth round in the series in Ghana and is a household survey programme developed by UNICEF in the mid 90's to assist countries in filling data gaps for monitoring the situation of children and women. The MICS data contain statistically sound, internationally comparable estimates of important social-demographic indicators to monitor the situation of children and women in Ghana. The MICS was originally developed in response to the World Summit for Children (WSC) held in 1990 to measure progress towards an internationally agreed set of mid-decade goals.
MICS 2011 is a nationally representative household sample survey of 12,150 households in 810 enumeration areas (EAs). The survey is expected to provide estimates of all key health indicators at the national and regional levels, as well as for urban and rural areas. It is hoped that the findings from MICS 2011 would provide up-to-date information on progress made towards targets set by the Ghana Poverty Reduction Strategy (GPRS II), the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and other national and international programmes aimed at promoting the welfare of women and children. The results are also expected to help policy planners improve on access and quality of health-related services in the country.
A summary of the survey results is available here and the full report is available here.
Information on the Ghana-Accra MICS 2010 is available here.
Source / Citation: 
United Nations Children's Fund, Ghana Statistical Service. Ghana Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) 2011, Ref. GHA_2011_MICS_v01_M. Dataset downloaded from [url] on [date].  
First released on: 
1 Nov, 2012 
Last version on: 
1 Nov, 2012 
Use Policy: 
May not be distributed to non AGRODEP Network Members. 
Download information: 
Data is available through UNICEF at Prior to downloading data, this request form must be filled out for fourth round MICS datasets.