Advocacy efforts in Brazil to extend the recognition of children’s rights in early childhood

In 2016, Brazil introduced a wide-ranging new legal framework for early childhood development, addressing issues from parental leave to qualifications for early years professionals.

This case study analyses how years of advocacy by civil society – with a focus on the Bernard van Leer Foundation’s partner, RNPI (National Network of Early Childhood) – contributed to this major legislative change. It also looks at subsequent work to ensure the framework is implemented.

We have commissioned an ongoing series of case studies on our partnerships exploring ways to take services for babies, toddlers and caregivers to scale.

Our partnership with RAND has produced a series of case studies on successful advocacy initiatives for the early years. See this Lessons Map for a matrix describing common themes and elements across all five cases for achieving impact at scale, despite different contexts.

Browse all Management case studies here.