Since January 2011 the National Population Commission of Nigeria has been implementing decentralized monitoring using the mobile-phone based platform RapidSMS. The system was designed to identify in real-time, centre-by-centre birth registration disparities, and prompt and facilitate appropriate action.

Metrics/ Evidence

As of September 2012, RapidSMS is operational in 33 states (686 Local Government Authorities (LGAs); 2,887 registrars/registration centres). The RapidSMS training for the final three states is currently underway. This means that by the end of November 2012, all of the 36+1 states (774 LGAs and 3,148 registrars/registration centres) will be covered by RapidSMS.