Tonga boosts nationwide data on women and children with the release of first MICS results

'20 October 2020 — As the small Pacific Island nation celebrated World Statistics Day, the Government of Tonga released results of the Tonga Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) 2019, the country’s first-ever MICS. 

Led by the Tonga Statistics Department, the survey has collected data on health, nutrition, child protection, education, water, sanitation and hygiene as well as domestic violence amongst other topics. The survey also collected data on many other indicators including drinking water quality, learning skills of children and child functioning, at the population level.

“I believe that World Statistics Day has the greatest opportunity to mark the valuable contribution of statistics towards development in Tonga. The fact that MICS contains high quality and reliable statistics that are essential for measuring progress in reaching development goals as well as provide essential information on the effectiveness of policies and programmes, its official launching on the Statistics Day marks its significant contribution to the Kingdom of Tonga,” said Tonga Government Statistician, Dr. Viliami Konifelenisi Fifita.'

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Download Tonga 2019 MICS Survey Findings Report.