The Ministry of Planning launched the results of the multi-indicator cluster survey, the sixth round of 2018 in Iraq, carried out by the Central Bureau of Statistics and the Kurdistan Regional Statistics Authority, in cooperation with UNICEF, which is one of the most important tools for monitoring and measuring progress in the rights of children and women. Held by the ministry in the hall of Gilgamesh at the Babylon Hotel in Baghdad. In the presence of the Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs and the Minister of Finance / Planning Dr. Fuad Hussein, the Secretary General of the Council of Ministers Dr. Mahdi Al-Alaq, the Deputy Special Representative for the Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs of the United Nations Mr. Marta Roidas, UNICEF Representative in Iraq Mr. Peter Hawkins, Dr. Diaa Awad, as well as representatives of embassies and international organizations working in Iraq, as well as representatives of ministries and relevant authorities. Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs and Minister of Finance / Planning Dr. Fouad Hussein said in his speech: Today launched the results of the Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey / Round 6 of 2018. He added that the launch of these results comes within the series of achievements of the Central Bureau of Statistics and the Kurdistan Regional Statistical Organization in cooperation with the Ministry of Health and the United Nations Children's Fund UNICEF. He pointed out that the situation of mother, newborn and child can not be considered a separate entity from the social reality. Therefore, development and care in this area is a fundamental objective of sustainable development, noting that ensuring the survival of the child and protecting his security and expanding his participation is not the responsibility of unilateralism or direction, Effects. In light of the global changes from the Millennium Development Goals to the goals of sustainable development, the subject of providing the latest statistical data of priorities, especially as the Ministry is responsible for the preparation of five-year development plans and national strategy for poverty alleviation and in coordination with ministries and civil society organizations and civil organizations and adopt the provision of indicators of goals The MICS6 multi-cluster survey will allow the measurement and evaluation of health programs to be the starting point for targeted health programs that seek to achieve the desired goals that have been the result of vigorous efforts. Central Bureau of Statistics to provide accurate and up-to-date statistical data.
For his part, the Secretary-General of the Council of Ministers Dr. Mahdi Al-Alak said in a speech: The multi-indicator cluster survey is one of the most important tools to monitor and measure progress in the adoption of the rights of children and women as it provides a picture of their situation to help policy makers and decision makers to formulate the steps necessary to improve the reality "This survey was based on internationally approved scientific methodologies, as this is the sixth round of the implementation of the cluster survey in Iraq. He stressed that Iraq is the nature of the countries that have achieved important successes from among a large number of countries in the world that carried out this survey. Al-Alaq said that the survey sample included (20520) families that provided an integrated information base to assess the situation of children and women in Iraq with details of the reality of these situations objectively at the level of Iraq as a whole, pointing out that the indicators of this survey will be a solid and essential tool in investigating national achievements on the road to achieving development goals Sustainable development (2015-2030).
The results of the survey showed that the number of households in the sample in Iraq was (20521) families, including (17281) families in central and southern Iraq and (3240) families in the Kurdistan region and the response rate is high in central and southern Iraq and is close between urban and rural and between the provinces. The sample included all women aged (15-49) years and children under 5 years old and age (5-17 years). The results showed that the base of the population pyramid for the survey sample was reduced to form children under five years (12.91%), Children in the following age group (5-9) years, which amounted to (14.65%) and are almost close to the proportion of children aged (10-14) o (8.9%). Women (8.9%) are heads of households in Iraq. The average size of the family is 6.3 persons, 71.7% of the households live in urban areas while 28.3% (2.6%) and Muthanna (2.9%) are the least populated in terms of population density. The results indicate that the net enrollment rate in primary education (91.6%) of children in the age group 6-11 years) and the net enrollment rate decreases as we progress in the education stages and that more than half of the children in the age group (12-14) years are enrolled in the intermediate stage (57.5%) while the light The percentage of children enrolled in early childhood programs was (2.4%). It should be noted that children out of school according to the five dimensions of leaving the school, as the results showed that (68%) of females and (67.9%) of males do not enroll in the programs of early childhood or primary education and lower rates for the other stages according to the parallel ages of the stages of education ... In addition, (3%) of the female children and (5%) of the primary school children to leave school because their age is two years and more than the parallel age of this stage.