Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2016 – 2017

The Nigeria Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2016-17 has been designed to measure achievements of MDGs and provide baseline for SDGs. More specifically, MICS 2016-17 will assist UNICEF in monitoring and evaluating its country programmes including those on child survival, development, protection and rights of children, women and men.
Survey Objectives
The primary objectives of Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) Nigeria 2016-17 are:

• To provide up-to-date information for assessing the situation of children and women in Nigeria;
• To generate data for the critical assessment of the progress made in various programme areas, and to identify areas that require more attention;
• To contribute to the generation of baseline data for the SDG;
• To furnish data needed for monitoring progress toward goals established in the post Millennium Declaration and other internationally agreed goals, as a basis for future action;
• To provide disaggregated data to identify disparities among various groups to enable evidence based actions aimed at social inclusion of the most vulnerable

Name of data collection activity

National Health Facility Survey

Year(s) of Implementation




Frequency of implementation


Geographical Coverage


States Implemented

Abia, Adamawa, Anambra, Akwa Ibom, Bauchi, Bayelsa, Benue, Borno, Cross River, Delta, Ebonyi, Enugu, Edo, Ekiti, Gombo, Imo, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, Kogi, Kwara, Lagos, Nasarawa, Niger, Ogun, Ondo, Osun, Oyo, Plateau, Rivers, Sokoto, Taraba, Yobe, Zamfara, FCT

Program Area

Health Services

Target group/Population of Interest

Health workers

Population unit

Health facilities

Type of data collection activity


Sample size

33,901 households, 34,376 women, 15,183 men

Sampling procedure

The states within each zone were identified as the main sampling Strata while the Enumeration Areas (EAs) within each state were identified as the Primary Sampling Units (PSUs). The EAs for the survey were selected from the National Integrated Survey of Households round 2 (NISH2) master sample, based on a list of EAs prepared for the 2006 Population Census. Two stage sampling was conducted with the first stage being the selection of EAs within the strata while the second stage was the selection of households within each EAs.
Within each state, 60 EAs were selected systematically from the NISH2 master sample, apart from Lagos and Kano states where 120 EAs (respectively) were sampled. The larger sample size for Lagos and Kano states was based on requests by the respective State governments to have sufficient sample to enable disaggregation of indicators at senatorial district level. After a household listing was carried out within the selected EAs, a systematic sample of sixteen (16) households was drawn in each sample EA. The sample was stratified by state and is not self-weighting. For reporting of results, sample weights were applied. Out of 2340 EAs selected for coverage, 2,239 were listed and covered during the fieldwork period. A total of 101 EAs could not be enumerated because they were inaccessible due to insecurity especially in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states.

Data collection period

September, 2016 to January, 2017

Data collection tool

Household questionnaire, Individual women questionnaire, Individual men questionnaire

Implementing organization

National Bureau of Statistics

Collaborating organization

UNICEF, National AIDS Control Agency (NACA), National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA).

Funding agency

UNICEF, WHO, World Bank, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Saving One Million Lives.

Name of Contact Person

Leo Sanni

Email Address of Contact Person

Webpage of data project/activity