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Find out more about what we’ve achieved and learned through our work in various parts of the world.

Convenings bring new ideas on Urban95 and Parents+

Convenings bring new ideas on Urban95 and Parents+ - Bernard van Leer Foundation

In 2017, we held two “convenings” on our investment areas Urban95 and Parents+, bringing together a diverse range of stakeholders from the early childhood field and beyond with a view… Read more

Data mapping informs home visits in Istanbul

Four municipalities in Istanbul – Beyoğlu, Maltepe, Sarıyer and Sultanbeyli – began home visiting services in 2018, targeting their resources according to maps of all the city’s municipalities that were… Read more

Peer Cities Network spreads innovations in Israel

Our partners the Urban Clinic at Hebrew University established the Peer Cities Network to enable Urban95 solutions to scale across Israel by providing a space for cities to exchange experiences… Read more

Dart course for journalists spearheads media outreach

Dart course for journalists spearheads media outreach - Bernard van Leer Foundation

Representing a range of local and national print, online, radio and television media, 45 journalists from 26 countries gathered at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism in New York City… Read more

Advocacy leads to new legal framework in Israel

Advocacy leads to new legal framework in Israel - Bernard van Leer Foundation

In July 2017, Israel’s Knesset passed the Council for Early Childhood Law, creating a new body that aims to take overall responsibility for government services for young children, from pregnancy… Read more

The children’s priority zone debuts in Bogotá

In 2017, we launched a new Urban95 partnership with Bogotá and Bloomberg Associates. Out of this collaboration came the concept of a ‘children’s priority zone’ – an idea that is… Read more

Home visiting services scale up in Brazil

By the end of 2017, home visitors from Brazil’s national Criança Feliz programme had visited 167,454 children and 22,946 pregnant women. Around 45% of municipalities – 2547, from a total… Read more

Improving parenting at scale through existing health workers

Visits from community health workers have been shown to have positive effects on the health, nutrition, learning and safety of young children in Peru. The Foundation has been working in… Read more

Advocating Paid Leave for New Dads

Research shows that the father’s presence in the earliest stages of a child’s life is closely related to the amount of involvement they have in the child’s later upbringing. Their… Read more

Pilot for Syrian refugees wins US$100m grant

Pilot for Syrian refugees wins US$100m grant - Bernard van Leer Foundation

At the end of 2017, the MacArthur Foundation awarded a USD 100 million grant to Sesame Workshop and the IRC for joint work in Syria, Iraq, Jordan and Lebanon. This… Read more