The latest news about the Bernard van Leer Foundation, our partners and the issues we work on.

Submit your nomination for Dutch father of the year 2016

Published April 19, 2016
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On the 17th of June the winner of the ‘father of the year award’ (Vaderdagtrofee) 2016 will be announced. Nominations are now being accepted and can be submitted until May … Read More

Humara Bachpan considered for the Hero Award

Published April 15, 2016

Humara Bachpan is a semi-finalist in the UN-supported One Billion Acts of Peace 2016 Hero Award. Online voting is open until May 12th, and you can see videos about Humara … Read More

Job opening: Consultant, Urban Planning for Children

Published April 14, 2016

The Bernard van Leer Foundation is currently seeking an urban development specialist with a good understanding of urban planning for children, and who has a well-established network in the international … Read More

World Bank report on early childhood interventions in developing countries

Published April 11, 2016
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A new report by the World Bank’s Independent Evaluation Group comprehensively explores the strength of links between early childhood interventions and outcomes in later life, looking at 55 impact evaluations … Read More

‘Where is Dad?’ – Interview with Renske Keizer, first Professor on Fatherhood

Published April 11, 2016

Renske Keizer (32, mother of three) will this week officially become the first Professor on Fatherhood in the world. Coming Friday she will formally inaugurate her Chair on Fatherhood at … Read More

Job opening: Early Childhood Development Specialist

Published March 30, 2016

The Bernard van Leer Foundation is currently looking for an Early Childhood Development Specialist for our Knowledge for Policy team. The Early Childhood Development Specialist will play a key role … Read More

Launch of MenCare Parental Leave Platform

Published March 24, 2016
MenCare Parental Leave Platform

The MenCare campaign has launched the MenCare Parental Leave Platform, a ten-point plan calling on governments and employers to improve their policies on leave for new parents. The platform was … Read More

Joan Lombardi wins Blanche F. Ittleson Award

Published March 22, 2016
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The Bernard van Leer Foundation's Senior Advisor, Joan Lombardi, has won the 2016 Blanche F. Ittleson Award from the American Orthopsychiatric Association. The award recognises outstanding achievement in delivering children’s … Read More

Now available: Report on the state of young children in Israel

Published March 21, 2016
The State of Young Children in Israel 2015

Now available to download in pdf, The State of Young Children in Israel 2015 is a new report commissioned by the Bernard van Leer Foundation and prepared by the Israel … Read More

Impact bonds in early childhood development

Published March 15, 2016
Impact bonds in early childhood development

The Brookings Institute has launched two new reports on social impact bonds: one analysing how they can be used to scale up early childhood programmes, and another examining their current … Read More