Track20 is built around using all available data to better inform monitoring and planning. A key focus of this work is to make greater use of service statistics- this includes working to improve the quality of service statistics and to improve how the data is used to monitor progress.
One of the mandates of the Track20 project was to explore how better use can be made of service statistics for annual family planning program tracking, develop tools to facilitate this, and build capacity in FP2020 countries to improve program planning and monitoring based upon existing data. However, Track20 is only of a number of international and national organizations working in the area of improving HMIS systems and making better use of the data produced by such systems. Accordingly, Track20 organized a Global Consultation on Family Planning Service Statistics, the purpose of which was to bring together many of these key organizations so that the larger community can have a better understanding of the roles, priorities, activities, accomplishments and perspectives of the key players in the field so that progress can be accelerated and sustained in the future.
The consultation had the following objectives: