- NBS Partners UNICEF on Immunisation Survey
The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has partnered with the United Nations Children Fund to conduct a multiple indicator survey for the National Immunisation Coverage Survey.
The Memorandum of Understanding signed by the two agencies would enable NBS to conduct a survey that focuses on issues like health, education, child protection, water and sanitation, amongst others.
Accordingly, the data collated from the survey would also serve as a source of information for the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda.
Dr. Yemi Kale, the Statistician-General of the Federation, explained that the survey would allow lawmakers to track the nation’s progress in Sustainable Development Goals.
Kale said, “As the principal agency responsible for the production and management of social data in the country, we are keen on providing the public, government and policymakers useful and reliable statistics to be used for designing and implementing developmental interventions and programs across the country.
“The implementation of the SDGs is already in full swing across the country; programmes and interventions are being designed and implemented to address several areas identified under the SDG framework.
“Simultaneously, policies and programmes are being monitored and evaluated; lessons are also being learnt as to what interventions work and those not working.
“All these efforts require sound, reliable and timely data, and this is what the MICS exercise gives us.”
The NBS boss added that each round of MICS has come with important improvements and innovations, saying both in terms of the survey design and the methodology applied.