The Swaziland Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys IV and V are nationally representative surveys of households, children, women and men. The main objective of the surveys is to provide up to date information for assessing the situation of children, women and men in Swaziland. Another objective is to furnish data needed for monitoring progress towards the goals established at the World Summit for Children and the Millennium Development Goals. The findings of the surveys are utilised by government and development partners for planning and monitoring programme implementation.
The Swaziland Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS5) was carried out in 2014 by the Central Statistical Office in collaboration with United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), United Nations Population
Fund (UNFPA) and United Nations, Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), as part of the global MICS programme. Technical support was provided by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). The government of Swaziland, UNFPA, UNESCO and UNICEF provided financial support.
The Cost of Hunger in Africa (COHA)is an African Union Commission (AUC)-led initiative through which countries are able to estimate the social and economic impacts of child undernutrition. Twelve countries are participating in the study. Swaziland is part of the four first-phase countries.