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Data collection on the Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey in Turkmenistan is completed

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Data collection on the Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey in Turkmenistan is completed

The State Statistics Committee of Turkmenistan, with the support of UNICEF and UNFPA, successfully completed fieldwork for the Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS7) in Turkmenistan. Since January 2024, a total of 6,800 households have been visited as part of this survey. The survey of the last cluster in Charshangy settlement in Koytendag etrap of Lebap velayat completed extensive data collection work in this region and across the country. The next step will be data processing, and preliminary results are expected to be published in the third quarter of 2024.

During the MICS7 survey, key indicators were measured to track progress in achieving national goals and fulfilling global commitments, including the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Regular monitoring visits were conducted in all regions and cities with the participation of representatives of the State Statistics Committee of Turkmenistan, as well as the UNICEF Regional and Country Offices, to ensure quality of data collection and provide guidance and advice to the MICS teams.

The high response rates exceeded expectations, reflecting the willingness of Turkmenistan’s household members, both women and men, to actively participate in the survey and share valuable information. UNICEF and its partners are grateful for the active participation, welcoming attitude and cooperation of all households that participated in the survey.

According to Mohammad Fayyazi, UNICEF Representative in Turkmenistan, "Completion of MICS7 data collection represents an important step forward in country’s development efforts. This survey round in Turkmenistan presents expanded content and includes information about all members of the household. UNICEF is committed to ensuring that MICS7 continues to play a leading role in informing policies and programs that improve the lives of children and families around the world, and in monitoring progress towards the SDGs".