TCI's Core High-Impact Practices
What Is TCI’s Core Package of High-Impact Practices?
TCI coaches support local governments as they select, adapt and implement proven interventions from TCI-U’s collection of highly synthesized how-to guidance and tools. But how did TCI decide what interventions to include in its toolkits?
TCI builds on the success of the Urban Reproductive Health Initiative (URHI), which was implemented in cities in Senegal, India, Nigeria, and Kenya from 2010 to 2015. URHI was a proof of concept that aimed to test a set of supply, demand, and advocacy interventions to increase urban contraceptive use, with a focus on the urban poor. An external evaluation of URHI found positive associations between the interventions and contraceptive uptake and identified interventions associated with the highest impact on contraceptive uptake.
While originally designed to scale URHI interventions, TCI has evolved into a platform for scaling global high-impact practices (HIPs) as well as the URHI interventions and other promising approaches. HIPs – a set of evidence-based best practices reflecting global expert consensus on what works in FP programming – are operationalized and adapted for the local context before being adopted as a TCI platform offering.
TCI’s core package of 10 interventions directly align with several HIPs, which appear to the right. Click on each to see how each has been adapted for the local context across TCI’s six hubs.
Aside from the core package, TCI’s Global Family Planning Toolkit and AYSRH Toolkit offer more comprehensive bundles of standardized information and tools based on what worked under URHI and the global evidence. Hub-specific toolkits (East Africa, Francophone West Africa, India, Nigeria, Philippines and Pakistan) contain guidance and tools derived from the global evidence and interventions but adapted for the local context.