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Improved Coordination of Family Planning Partners in Rivers State Yields Positive ResultsBetween 2018 and 2019, Rivers State Government specifically its Family Planning (FP) Unit experienced a surge in the number of family planning implementing partners and civil society organizations now operating in Rivers. It became urgent and necessary for Rivers State Government to establish coordination platforms that would guide the six implementing partners and four CSOs implementing family planning programs in the State. When TCI began implementation in Rivers in July 2018, it observed weak coordination of the family planning program and partners. The net-map, which is a diagnostic tool used at the formative stage of the TCI program, highlighted poor coordination as a gap among others. As a result, TCI identified a set of strategies to strengthen coordination within a year’s time. This case study outlines the strategies taken and the results of those strategies.