The Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS), Punjab 2017-18 has been conducted by the Bureau of Statistics Punjab using latest MICS 6th methodology. Present MICS is well positioned to play a central role in the new 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development data landscape. This new round of MICS presents a unique opportunity for the collection of robust, more frequent, and timely data to monitor progress towards Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and to establish baselines, for strategic planning and investments.
Bureau of Statistics, Punjab has conducted five rounds of MICS Punjab up till now, the fifth round MICS 2017-18 produced statistically sound and internationally comparable estimates of 183 socio-economic and 27 national indicators (total 210 indicators including 32 SDGs indicators) from 53,840 sampled households (2692 clusters) with 97.9% response rate.
Key features of MICS Punjab 2017-18 are that for the first time, data collection was made through Computer-Assisted Personal Interviewing (CAPI). Data entry, cleaning and processing was done in-house by the Bureau of Statistics Punjab under the supervision and guidance of international and national consultants through adopting procedures and standard programs developed under the global MICS programme.