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

Urban95 in Lima wins first place in CAF contest

Published August 8, 2018

BvLF’s new Urban95 investment in Lima has won first place out of 238 entrants from 14 countries in the fifth edition of the International Urban Development and Social Inclusion Contest… Read more

Journalists: apply for New Delhi programme covering women’s and children’s health issues

Published August 7, 2018
Journalists: apply for New Delhi programme covering Women’s and Children’s health issues

Funding is available for 25-30 journalists from around the world to combine participating in the programme – which runs from 11 to 14 December in New Delhi – with attending… Read more

Presentations and resources from Dart journalism course now online

Published August 1, 2018
Presentations and resources from Dart journalism course now online - Bernard van Leer Foundation

Are you interested in how the media covers issues related to early childhood? All the recordings and resources from the four-day Global Reporting Institute at Columbia Journalism School in June… Read more

New research on the lasting effects of early childhood inequality in Israel

Published July 31, 2018
Conference on educational inequality in Israel - Bernard van Leer Foundation

The Taub Center for Social Policy Studies has published a literature review discussing the various ways in which economic inequality experienced in early childhood may lead to inequality in achievement… Read more

Quartz publishes a series of articles on early childhood

Published July 24, 2018
Quartz explores the studies behind parent support - Bernard van Leer Foundation

“Economists have joined the neuroscientists, arguing—with data—that investing in early childhood is the most cost-effective way to affect long-term outcomes like education and employment.” In the first long-form piece for online… Read more

Early Childhood Matters 2018: new edition now available

Published June 28, 2018

The 2018 edition of Early Childhood Matters is available now. In it's 20th anniversary edition, it features keynote contributions from the President of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos Calderón, on the ‘De… Read more

Moving Minds Alliance launches today

Published June 20, 2018
Moving Minds Alliance

The Bernard van Leer Foundation is proud to be a founding member of the the Moving Minds Alliance, which launches today. Moving Minds is a funders collaborative and network convened to… Read more

Bhubaneshwar media reports on Urban95 workshop

Published June 19, 2018

Leading local newspaper Pragativadi reports on an Urban95 workshop in partner city Bhubaneshwar last month, held by BvLF and the Bhubaneswar Development Authority to build the capacity of city planners and government officials on child-friendly interventions. … Read more

Workshop launches Urban95 in Pune

Published June 19, 2018

Urban95 has a new partner city: Pune, in the Indian state of Maharashtra. The new partnership between Pune Municipal Corporation and BvLF was launched at a workshop at the Yashwantrao Chavan Academy of Development Administration (YASHADA) on… Read more

Istanbul maps of children's services now available in English

Published June 13, 2018
Map: Maltepe Municipality, Istanbul.

An interactive map of services for children and families across 39 district municipalities in Istanbul, correlated with data about the child population and socio-economic indicators, is now available to browse in… Read more