Regular review of data is critical to ensure that it is used for decision-making. As a result, it is necessary for relevant stakeholders in government to form coordination platforms where implementing partners, technocrats and other stakeholders come together to review, synchronize, analyze and utilize all relevant state data and partner-related data to inform programmatic decision-making and course corrections. These platforms provide an opportunity for various stakeholders to interact, share lessons, identify challenges and offer solutions that enhance program aims and objectives.

Prior to TCI’s presence across its 11-supported states, most of the data coordination platforms were either non-existent or moribund. TCI provided technical guidance and support to states to form or reactivate these platforms. This technical brief outlines steps that TCI Nigeria took to reactivate these platforms in Niger and Bauchi.