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UNICEF Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS)

Water quality testing in Nepal
Water quality testing in the MICS 2014 household survey in Nepal.

Updated questions and indicators for household surveys

The JMP has collaborated with the UNICEF Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) programme to pilot and field test new questions that address the availability and quality of drinking water. The sixth round of MICS surveys includes a standardised module for direct testing of water quality and updated questions on water, sanitation and hygiene:

  1. MICS6 Household questionnaire
  2. MICS6 Individual women's questionnaire
  3. MICS6 Water Quality Testing Questionnaire
  4. MICS6 Manual for Water Quality Testing

To date the JMP has supported over 10 countries to integrate water quality testing in national household surveys and many more are planned for 2017-2018. For further information see Water Quality.